We hope you were among the thousands of people who came out and enjoyed the New Milford Fireworks Celebration on Saturday, July 2nd. The Green was the place to be as the Opening Ceremony kicked off with Ray Plue singing our National Anthem. Ray also dedicated a memorial plaque (that can be found near one of the trees by the bandstand) to our dear friend and voice of New Milford Curtis Thompson. The Rev. Alex da Silva Souto, Pastor at the New Milford United Methodist Church delivered the invocation, followed by a few words shared by Chamber President Darren Piper and Senator Richard Blumenthal. As folks enjoyed the New Milford Lions Club Carnival on Young’s Field, The Woman’s Club of Greater New Milford constructed a delicious birthday cake and Perfect Timing entertained everyone on the Green. The finale of brilliant fireworks topped off this wonderful night of community celebration.
The Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who supported the July 2nd downtown events to celebrate America’s Birthday.
Special thanks to Fire Marshal Brian Ohmen and the members of the Gaylordsville Volunteer Fire Department who were on site all day long watching over the fireworks display. We’d also like to send out a special thank you to All American Waste for providing us with garbage toters to help us keep the Green beautiful during this and all our other community events.
The fireworks are organized by the New Milford Chamber of Commerce, and paid for by donations from businesses, organizations, individuals, and the Chamber. We are extremely grateful for the donations and support from everyone who helped give the community of New Milford a spectacular fireworks experience this year.
Thank you to:
Aspetuck Animal Hospital, Bank Street Investments, Donald & Pauline Grippo, Donald Ross, Grant & Jacqui Smith, James & Karen Hastings, Joseph Owens & Kathleen Mooney, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Law Office of Cecilia Buck-Taylor, Mark & Carolyn Haglund, Maureen Aumiller, Nadine Strossen, New Milford Commission on the Arts, New Milford Lions Club, Nordica Toys, Paul Barrett, Paul Hulton, Play LLC, Rotary Club of New Milford, and everyone who donated to our donation bucket at various Chamber events.
Can You Help?
In order to put together the fireworks display and community celebration, we need to raise about $10,000 every year. We fell quite short this year and are asking that you help us with this substantial financial undertaking. If you enjoyed the fireworks and can support it financially, we are still taking donations. Every dollar donated will help. Because of the generosity of you, our townspeople and businesses, we can keep this spectacular community event alive. This event is not funded by the Town of New Milford. YOUR donations keep this tradition alive!
Donations can be mailed to: GNMCC, 11 Railroad Street, New Milford, CT 06776.
Please make checks out to GNMCC and put “fireworks” in the memo line.
The GNMCC is busy preparing for many exciting New Milford community events. Village Fair Days will be held July 29th & 30th on the Green; The Sensational Dan LaRosa will be performing a Comedy Hypnosis Show on Saturday, September 17th at 19Main; The Cast of Beatlemania will be performing on Saturday, November 5th at the New Milford High School; the Tree Lighting/Festival of Lights will take place November 26th on the Green; and theHands On Train Display will run from Dec. 24th through Dec. 31st (closed Christmas Day) at The Railroad Station.
Thank you! The New Milford Fireworks Celebration happens because of you. We thank you for your consideration and really appreciate your support.