Plenty of summer activities planned in Cassadaga

OBSERVER Photo by Natasha Matteliano More than 1,500 people have visited Cassadaga Beach since it opened for the season June 27.

CASSADAGA — The village of Cassadaga is trying to make sure people continue to have fun while being safe during unprecedented times and during a season of hot weather.

Village board member Cindy Flaherty, also on the Citizens for a Better Cassadaga board, announced activities and happenings for the rest of the summer at their latest Village Board meeting.

Maintaining the Cassadaga Beach has been successful this year, with over 1,500 attendees since its opening on June 27. That means about 60 people per day visited the beach.

Recently, six Chautauqua Work employees have been helping at the beach instead of their normal positions at Bethany Camp. They have been repairing and painting picnic tables and the gazebo, raking, and they will be painting the bus stop as well. These employees include Mark Lemay, Hunter Cleland, Joshua Helm, Owen Sorber and Tabitha Clark.

An event usually held at the beach, “Worship on the Beach,” has been canceled this year due to safety reasons.

Officials are also looking to deal with erosion at the beach due to sand washing into the lake when it rains. Workers are going to try putting sandbags at the entrance when it rains.

Events held recently include the Ozone Rangers performing on the floating stage on July 26 and the kayaking event held on July 27.

Upcoming events include the Zoom Barn Dance on Aug. 1; National Night Out on Aug. 4; another triathlon on Aug. 5; and the Frickin’ Hot 5K on Aug. 8.

The Labor Day Parade has be canceled. There will be, however, a bicycle parade, boat parade, concert, craft show and possible virtual Ducky Derby.


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