Spring 2014

Dear Friends:

Welcome to the Cornwall Independence Day Committee’s website.  The committee is busy planning the celebration of our nation’s 238th birthday on Friday, July 4.

The committee has begun raising the $35,000 needed for the celebration – the fireworks alone cost $12,000 and the parade bands cost about $10,000.

In order to raise the necessary funds, the committee will start selling raffle tickets for dinners for two at three local restaurants, after Memorial Day. The committee will also be selling T-shirts, featuring a Cornwall local landmark. We have a limited supply (mainly children’s sizes) of the gazebo on the Hudson River in the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson, from last year.

One of our major fundraisers is the souvenir program; please contact us if you would like to place an ad.  We will also sell loop-a-lites and water and soda on the Fourth, and as usual, we will have a coin drop in the evening of the Fourth. We are hoping to hold a spaghetti dinner as we did for the first time last year. Donations are always welcome and may be sent to: CIDC, P.O. Box 542, Cornwall, NY 12518.

The committee needs more members and volunteers to raise funds, to coordinate the day’s activities, to set up on July 3 and break down on July 5. Please consider joining us. And if you have suggestions for the as grand marshals of the parade, please send them to us.

More details as we get closer to the Fourth.

All the best,

Brendan G. Coyne




Great Read: A blog post on our Celebration in Cornwall, New York.

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