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Narberth Fourth of July Celebration


History

The Fourth of July has been celebrated in Narberth since 1942 by the Borough itself, when the shock of Pearl Harbor and gasoline rationing brought our residents and nearby neighbors  together for the first combined day and evening all-borough celebration.  On February 14, 1972, due to insurance issues, Borough Council gave the green light to any responsible group of borough citizens the use of Borough facilities, police and fire protection to hold a 4th of July Celebration.  Frank “Bud” Hewitt, approached then council President Robert H. Smith about being designated as General Chairman of the 4th of July celebration.

And so it began…with Board Members Pat & Mike Cooke, Marios Chios, George Esslinger, George Hofstetter, James Langan, Carl Metzgar and John Bonner at the helm.  Many of our members today are friends and family of our founding members and learned from the best.   Narberth has never forgotten its glorious past and the tradition continues today.

Mission:

To encourage and promote the patriotic celebration of our Nations’ Founding among the citizens of the Borough of Narberth and surrounding communities; to encourage and promote a family oriented day of celebration; to provide daytime activities including games, rides, contests and other activities; to encourage the churches, business establishments, service and social clubs, P.T.A.s, volunteer fire companies and all other groups within the community to participate; to conduct and sponsor an evening fireworks display; to solicit, receive and disburse funds for the continuation, maintenance and improvement of recreational and educational facilities for the children of Narberth; to contribute to any organization whose primary objective is to provide recreational and educational facilities to the children of Narberth; to do all  things related to and necessary for the accomplishment of the aforementioned.

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