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Let's Party Like It's 1776!


Cornwall's 68th Annual Fourth of July Celebration, celebrating America's 241st birthday!

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Let's Party Like It's 1776!


Cornwall's 68th Annual Fourth of July Celebration, celebrating America's 241st birthday!

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DeAR FRIENDS...


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Welcome to Cornwall’s annual celebration of Independence Day. Today, we celebrate the nation’s 241st birthday of our nation and the wonderful community of Cornwall.  

We’ve planned a full day and evening of activities (see the Festivities page). The day starts with breakfast at Highland Engine Company and continues with the fun-filled Pet Show, children’s games and pie eating contest. Students’ patriotic art work will be on display all day and evening. Crafts people, merchants, food vendors and service organizations will be on hand all day.  
The Sands Ring Homestead will have an open house. Cornwall’s church bells will ring for several minutes at 2 p.m. to recall the way Americans celebrated their independence in 1776. The afternoon will include music by John and Jackie Gioia. The afternoon will also feature Macaroni the Clown.
The Main Street Mile, with more than 100 runners, will start at 4:30 p.m. The parade will begin at 5 p.m. in Cornwall-on-Hudson, with lots of floats and eight bands. The committee has chosen Colette Fulton, longtime historian for the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson as the Grand Marshal of the 2017 parade (see the Grand Marshal page).  
 
A Flag Ceremony will honor America and acknowledge the best parade floats before the annual historical Pageant. The Cornwall Reunion Band, featuring musicians who grew up in Cornwall, will perform just before the fireworks.  The fireworks display will start at 9:30 p.m.
The committee will be selling loop-a-lites and water and soda all day and night to raise the $35,000 required for the celebration. A coin drop will be conducted in the early evening. We are conducting a raffle for dinners for two and Renegades tickets. We are also selling T-shirts depicting the gazebo on the river in Cornwall-on-Hudson. Donations are always welcome: CIDC, P.O. Box 542, Cornwall, NY 12518. 
The committee is grateful to the Town of Cornwall and the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson for providing services. We are always looking for volunteers, particularly to sell items and to help with the coin drop before and after the fireworks - just come to the committee tent. Check our website at cornwall4th.org and Facebook page: Cornwall Fourth of July for more details.
We celebrate, rain or shine. Cornwall and the Fourth: We go well together.

All the best,

Bill Rolon

Chair, CIDC
 



 

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