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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. Today, we celebrate the nation’s 242nd 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 Lions are back with their lobsters).

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 the bands, In Red and John and Jackie Gioia. The afternoon will also include a reading of the Declaration of Independence and 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 New York State Senator Bill Larkin, longtime public servant, as the Grand Marshal of the 2018 parade (see the Grand Marshal page).

A Flag Ceremony will honor America and acknowledge the best parade floats before the annual historical Pageant (see Pageant page). The Hurley Mountain Band will perform just before the fireworks. The fireworks display will start at 9:30 p.m.

The committee will be selling light-up gadgets, 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 Sands Ring Homestead. Donations are always welcome: CIDC, P.O. Box 542, Cornwall, NY 12518 (CIDC, Inc., is 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 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 provide a great way to celebrate our nation’s birthday – it’s how Cornwall rolls.

Bill Rolon

Chair, Cornwall Independence Day Committee, Inc. (CIDC)


 

Committee Members

Bill Rolon Chair

Brendan G. Coyne Vice Chair

Anne Keegan Recording Secretary

Katherine Ferri-Balbuena Treasurer

Peter Erwin Financial/Corresponding Secretary

Charlie Baranyai, Diane Berkery, Dave Carnright, Sally Faith Dorfman, David Feuer, Karen Ganz, Garry Johnson, James Kline, Paul Korykora, Pat McGuiness, Patrick McGuinness, Margaret Quinn, Scott Rolon, EJ Sacer, Kathy Sacer, Angelo Schembari, David Sirota, Bill Webber.




 

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