Local Traditions Continue On Independence Day

An annual parade through Eatons Neck, along with bonfires and fireworks in Asharoken, capped off a day and night packed with tradition this past Independence Day.

First, the 47th annual Independence Day Parade was hosted by the Eaton’s Neck Fire Department and property owners of Eatons Neck Beach.

The July 4 tradition featured many local fire departments, veterans organizations, the U.S. Coast Guard and local residents who assembled patriotic-themed floats and brought with them a marching duck.

After the parade, a ceremony was held to honor the country’s military that serves to protect.

Eaton’s Neck firefighter and World War II veteran Roy Beach, who celebrated his 92nd birthday on July 4, led the salute to the flag.

The community was then invited back to the Eaton’s Neck firehouse to indulge in barbecued hot dogs and hamburgers.

Later that night, fireworks were shot off from a barge along Asharoken in the Long Island Sound. The annual display was again hosted by the Village of Asharoken.

Village, Police Team For Smooth Operation

  Asharoken Village Officials and Asharoken Police are pictured at Village Hall following a briefing on July 4 in preparation for the annual fireworks show. Asharoken Police provided additional patrols to assist with traffic control, and ensure the safety of residents and visitors during the event. Pictured, front row, from left, are: Officer Jeff Josephson, Officer-in-Charge Ray Mahdesian, Asharoken Mayor Greg Letica and Officer Tony Canino. Top row: Officers Alex Rubino, Steve Demarco, Joey D’Alessandro, Brian O’Connor, Mitch Bank, Police Commissioner and Trustee Mel Ettinger, and officers Sid Lynn and Jim Cox.   (Photo/Steve Silverman)

Asharoken Village Officials and Asharoken Police are pictured at Village Hall following a briefing on July 4 in preparation for the annual fireworks show. Asharoken Police provided additional patrols to assist with traffic control, and ensure the safety of residents and visitors during the event. Pictured, front row, from left, are: Officer Jeff Josephson, Officer-in-Charge Ray Mahdesian, Asharoken Mayor Greg Letica and Officer Tony Canino. Top row: Officers Alex Rubino, Steve Demarco, Joey D’Alessandro, Brian O’Connor, Mitch Bank, Police Commissioner and Trustee Mel Ettinger, and officers Sid Lynn and Jim Cox. (Photo/Steve Silverman)