Millburn July 4 Celebration to Include Fun for the Whole Family
Monday, June 25, 2012 • 2:43pm
The Alternative Press' readers are invited to celebrate an Old Fashioned July Fourth in Millburn. Millburn's holiday celebration will begin on July 4, 2012 with the flag-raising at Taylor Park at 9:00 a.m., followed immediately by the Patriot Award presentation, which will be conferred upon the Millburn-Short Hills Girl Scouts, in honor of their many years of patriotism and service to the community and the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scouts in the USA. The Patriot Award ceremony will be followed by the ever-popular bike/trike/stroller parade at 9:30 (start decorating those bikes, trikes, and strollers!) and the girls’ All Star softball game at 10:00. From 11:00-3:00, all of Taylor Park will be transformed into a festival for the whole family. There will be children’s rides, games, ponies, and a Revolutionary War encampment reenacted by the Morgan Rifles. At night the activities move to Millburn High School, with patriotic music provided by Krazy Kat, starting at 7:00. Also back by popular demand is an expanded schedule of Family Field Games. The day’s events will culminate with a fabulous fireworks display at dusk.
Tickets for the festivities can be purchased for a reduced price of $10 before the Fourth, or $12 on the day of the event; tickets for the fireworks only are $5. They are available through local merchants, including the Millburn Deli, Futter's Shoes, Buncher's Hardware, Michael's Barber Shop, La Strada, and Splurge Bakery, at town hall, or at the gate. Please note that the rain date is July 5, 2012.
The members of the Millburn-Short Hills July Fourth Committee depend heavily on private contributions and donations to offset expenses for the celebration. Checks can be made payable to Millburn-Short Hills Fourth of July Committee, Inc. and sent to PO Box 4, Short Hills NJ 07078. Donations can also be made online at www.mshjuly4th.com