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Let's Party Like It's 1776!


Cornwall's 69th Annual Fourth of July Celebration, celebrating America's 242nd birthday!

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Let's Party Like It's 1776!


Cornwall's 69th Annual Fourth of July Celebration, celebrating America's 242nd birthday!

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Welcome to Cornwall’s annual celebration of Independence Day. We are getting ready for the 242nd birthday of our nation in the wonderful community of Cornwall.  

We’re planning a full day and evening of activities (see the Festivities page), starting with breakfast at Highland Engine Company and continuing with the fun-filled Pet Show, children’s games, a pie eating contest, assorted entertainment and living history lessons for all ages, with fireworks after dark. Students’ patriotic art work will be on display. Crafts people, service organizations, merchants, and food vendors will have a great variety of things  for sale.  The Sands-Ring Homestead will have an open house.

Cornwall’s church bells will ring at 2 p.m. to recall the way Americans celebrated independence in 1776. The Main Street Mile race starts at 4:30 p.m. The parade will begin at 5 p.m. in Cornwall-on-Hudson, with lots of floats and bands and a Grand Marshal.  A Flag Ceremony will honor our United States of America and acknowledge the best parade floats.  At 6:30 p.m.,  Cornwall's unique tradition, our annual historical Pageant, comes on stage to show what happened in and around Cornwall to cause us to celebrate the Fourth of July, with an entertaining living history lesson featuring local talent . The Cornwall Reunion Band, comprised of musicians who grew up in Cornwall, will perform right after the Pageant and just before the fireworks display, which starts around 9:30 p.m.

The Cornwall Independence Day Committee (CIDC) will be selling locally-designed t-shirts,  raffle tickets, novelty items, water and soda all day and night to raise the $35,000 required for the celebration. CIDC, Inc., is a 501(c)3 organization.   Tax-deductible donations of any size are always welcome, via coin drops and cash on site or checks mailed to 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 on July 4th. Better yet, join the Committee  and start helping now!  Meetings will start at 7 p.m. on the following Wednesdays:  March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13 and 27. Check our 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, Cornwall Independence Day Committee, Inc. (CIDC)
 



 

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