Fourth of July Celebration Announces Tax Deductible Status
The Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration, Inc. is now a 501(c) 3 organization.
Therefore your gift is 100% tax deductible. We will send you the approximate
acknowledgment letter for your tax purposes. If your company has a matching gift
program, your gift can be doubled.
Our Committee is pleased to announce that it will sponsor our 102nd celebration on
Wed., July 4, 2012. The theme of this year’s observation is “Born in New Jersey.”
Our theme, “Born in New Jersey”, is meant to include:
1. Famous people born here (but not limited to Bruce Springsteen and Frank Sinatra)
2. Things invented here (for example, Edison’s light bulb)
3. Events that occurred here that gave new direction to our country (Washington
Crossing the Delaware, Morristown encampment)
The Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration began in 1910 when the local papers, the
civic section of the Woman’s Club and the Ridgewood Fire Department joined forces to
create a “safe and sane” holiday with an emphasis on Patriotism. It has grown into one
of the largest celebrations in the New York City area and has been featured on CNN and
Good Morning America as well as local New York stations. The celebration was once
again named Best Parade and Fireworks by the readers of 201 Magazine.
Thanks to the dedication of citizens like you, our celebration continues to bring
patriotism and pride to Ridgewood. We are currently in the planning stages for what
we know will be a spectacular celebration, and it is vital that we have community
involvement. Because of generous support from the community, we have one of the
best small town July 4th celebrations, and if every family that enjoys the celebration
contributed just $10, the day’s expenses would be covered. Donations may be made
online at www.ridgewoodjuly4th.org or by mailing your check to P.O. Box 140,
Ridgewood, NJ 07451.
The Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration is organized by an all-volunteer
community group. All aspects of the Celebration including fireworks, bands, evening
performers, insurance, extra police and fire personnel, are funded by voluntary
participation from businesses and individuals as well as the sale of tickets to our
fireworks show. The Committee is not part of the Village of Ridgewood government and
receives no direct funding from the Village.
Additional information and answers to many of your questions can be found on the
Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration’s website at www.ridgewoodjuly4th.org. Please
join with the Committee as we once again “Support the Tradition!”