SPARTA, NJ — Sparta, once again, showed how its done as hundreds turn out to celebrate the Fourth of July. Beginning on Tuesday with fireworks over the lake, the Lake Mohawk County Club boardwalk was packed. 

All around the lake, yards were filled with revelers. Boats were bow to bow on the lake for prime fireworks viewing. People staked their claim on Mohawk Avenue School field long before the sun went down.

The country club’s sky show did not disappoint. A loud cheer echoed across the lake as the last white balls of lights drifted down after the finale.

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On Wednesday, crowds were undeterred by wilting heat and humidity. The plaza was filled with flag waving, sweating, cheering, parade lovers. The Sparta Elks' annual event had Donna Jenkins as the Grand Marshal.

The crowds then moved to the boardwalk around Beach 1 to watch the Lake Mohawk Ski Hawks put on their annual show. Once again folks lined the boardwalk, packed onto the beach and docks to watch the team go through their paces. 

They had their famous pyramid, ballet skiers, stunt skiers, barefoot skiers, mono and harness skiers. It is a team comprised of families, parents and children on skis, on the boats and behind the ‘scenes’ making sure everything moves smoothly and safely.

Throughout the summer the Ski Hawks typically compete in venues including Scotia, New York and Oxbow, Massachusetts.