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Let's Party Like It's 1776!


Cornwall's Annual Fourth of July Celebration, celebrating America's 239th year!

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Let's Party Like It's 1776!


Cornwall's Annual Fourth of July Celebration, celebrating America's 239th year!

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DeAR FRIENDS...

Welcome to the Cornwall Independence Day Committee’s website.  The committee has begun planning the celebration of our nation’s 239th birthday on Saturday, July 4. The committee needs to raise $35,000 for the celebration – the fireworks cost more than $10,000 and the parade bands also cost more than $10,000. And last year, the rainy day held us back from raising what we needed so we’ll have to trim some costs and raise more money this year. 

In order to raise the necessary funds, the committee has a number of fundraising activities. We will start selling raffle tickets for dinners for two at local restaurants, after Memorial Day. The committee will also be selling T-shirts, featuring the famous Cornwall Green Dragon. We have a limited supply of T-shirts from past years, including last year’s featuring Tom Doyle’s beautiful photo of the Moodna Creek running into the Hudson River.  


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. A solicitation letter will be sent out later this spring. The committee has secured tax exempt status so donors can claim their contributions


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. We say a huge thank you to Don Wright who stepped down as our treasurer for many years and welcome Katherine Ferri as our new treasurer. We will meet the following Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the COVAC facility at the corner of Clinton Street and Hasbrouck Avenue: April 1, May 6, June 3 and 17. And if you have suggestions for the grand marshal of the parade, please let us know soon.


More details as we get closer to the Fourth.


All the best,
Brendan G. Coyne, Chair

845-416-8018