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Celebration saved!

June 23, 2010

The Montclair Township Council on Tuesday adopted two resolutions finalizing the decision to have a July 4th fireworks display at Yogi Berra Stadium on the campus of Montclair State University.  The vote was 6-0, with Councilwoman Renee Baskerville absent from the meeting.

At this point – thanks to private donations, creative fundraising ideas, contributions by talented residents, the pragmatism of the township’s elected and non-elected officials, and the many people who took an online history quiz – Montclair’s Independence Day celebration has been saved!

It will be different from those of previous years. But then again, so is the entire Montclair community.

One thing that has remained a constant in our proud community is the ability to come together. We showed in flying colors – red, white, and blue – in saving the celebration.

It just goes to show you that when the going gets tough, the tough, the creative, the talented, the kind-hearted and the generous of Montclair get together – and get the job done.

So what do we do now? Keep going!

The Township Council’s adoption of the two resolutions starts the clock ticking down to next year’s celebration. Stay tuned for information about upcoming fundraising efforts.

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