Help needed for July 4 parade

BRATTLEBORO — The “By the People: Brattleboro Goes Fourth” citizens' committee is planning the 40th anniversary of the town's Independence Day celebration, set for Thursday, July 4, with a morning parade downtown and an afternoon and evening program of free activities, concerts, and fireworks at Living Memorial Park.

But first, our all-volunteer effort must raise money to pay for local bands, pyrotechnics, and appropriate liability insurance and security.

Can you help us?

We invite all area individuals, businesses, and organizations to offer donations on Friday, May 10, from noon to 3 p.m. at our annual WTSA radio-thon outside the River Garden on Main Street. The rain date is May 17.

(People also can mail contributions to: “By the People: Brattleboro Goes Fourth,” P.O. Box 1112, Brattleboro, VT 05302.)

With initial donations down from past years, your contribution is needed now more than ever. This celebration has been a town tradition for four decades, and the committee appreciates your help in ensuring it continues.

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