By Gordon Lambie
For three decades, Lennoxville’s home-grown holiday, Friendship Day, was one of the signs of the start of summer in the community. From the morning parade to the evening fireworks, the festival was a celebration of everything that makes the town-turned-borough a friendly place to live and work.
Asked about what is happening behind the scenes as Friendship Day settles into its second year of Covid-based hiatus, planning committee chair Ryan Smith shared that no one need be concerned that the local celebration is gone forever.
“We are all looking forward to being back to easier times,” Smith said, stressing that it was not easy to cancel the 2020 or 2021 events, even if it was the only choice that made sense under the pandemic circumstances. “The time “away” has also given us the opportunity to readjust and establish new goals and best practices moving forward with hopes of simplifying the entire process.”