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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...


Welcome to Cornwall’s annual Independence Day, celebrating our nation’s 241st birthday!

The committee has chosen Collette Fulton, recently-retired  Cornwall-on-Hudson historian, as the Grand Marshal of the 2017 parade (see the upcoming Grand Marshal page).   

We’ve planned a full day and evening of activities (see the upcoming 2017 Festivities page). The day starts with breakfast at Highland Engine Company and continues with the fun-filled Pet Show and children’s games. Students’ patriotic art work may be exhibited. Crafts people, merchants, food vendors and service organizations will be on hand with their displays all afternoon.  The Sands-Ring Homestead will have an open house. There will be a pie eating contest. 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 and entertainment for young and old. 

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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 bands. A Flag Ceremony at 6:00 p.m. will honor America and acknowledge the best parade floats just before the annual historical Pageant "Courage in Cornwall: Highlights of our Heritage" re-enacts what happened in and around our town to help create our nation (see Pageant page).  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, water, soda, and other items 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 raffles for ballgame tickets and dinners for two. We are also selling special T-shirts. 

Thanks to our donors!  Please send your tax-deductible donations to: CIDC, P.O. Box 542, Cornwall, NY 12518. We are a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.

The committee is grateful to the Town of Cornwall and the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson for providing services. We are 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. We celebrate, rain or shine. 

Cornwall on the Fourth, a great place to be.

All the best,
The Cornwall Independence Day Committee, Inc.


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