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Let's Party Like It's 1776!


Cornwall's 69th Annual Fourth of July Celebration, celebrating America's 243rd birthday!

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Let's Party Like It's 1776!


Cornwall's 69th Annual Fourth of July Celebration, celebrating America's 243rd birthday!

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Welcome to Cornwall’s annual celebration of Independence Day. 


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. Crafts people, merchants, food vendors and service organizations will be on hand all day.   


The Sands Ring Homestead will hold an open house and 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 feature music by Seven on Pump 1, In Red, Amelia Rose, and John and Jackie Gioia. It will also include a reading of the Declaration of Independence and Macaroni the Clown.


The Main Street Mile will start at 4:30 p.m. The parade (see the Parade page) will begin at 5 p.m. in Cornwall-on-Hudson, with lots of floats and eight bands. The committee has chosen Mary O’Mara, secretary at Cornwall-on-Hudson elementary school for 30 years before retiring last year, as the Grand Marshal of the 2019 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 Cornwall Reunion Band will be back this year to 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 help raise the $35,000 required for the celebration. We are conducting raffles for dinners for two and Renegades tickets. We are also selling T-shirts depicting a Cornwall Fourth scene, painted by Mish Fornal. 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 support. 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, cornwall4th.org, and Facebook page, Cornwall Fourth of July, for more details.


Today, we celebrate the nation’s 243rd birthday of our nation and the wonderful community of Cornwall. We pride ourselves on creating a great celebration of our nation’s birthday, year after year. 


All the best,

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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