Collingswood Set for Daylong Celebration of America’s Independence

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By: SNJ Today Staff

COLLINGSWOOD, N.J. – This Fourth of July, Collingswood fires up day-long family fun activities to celebrate the nations 243rd birthday.

The annual Fourth of July Bike Parade kicks off at 10 A.M.  Kids, families and cyclists are encouraged to decorate their bikes, wagons, strollers and scooters patriotically. The short ride starts at Haddon & Zane Avenues, going down Zane, Park and Browning and ending at Browning & Magill where bike riders will enter the Knight Park and continue towards the ice cream truck. Tatem Shields American Legion Post 17 will be distributing free ice cream and popsicles for the children.  Any child who has any specific dietary needs is asked to contact Kim Brooks at kimzoefinn@gmail.com.

Official judging for the Proud Neighbors of Collingswood House Decorating Contest will take place during the morning of the Fourth. Collingswood homes, businesses, and town blocks will be judged on creativity, originality, appropriateness to architecture, best historic homes and overall best look. Homes and businesses will show off their banners, flags, stars or stripes to paint the town red, blue and white!  winner will be announced in style at the Collingswood fireworks display that evening. Winners will be awarded Collingswood Cash and prizes are delivered to property owners one week following contest. The Proud Neighbors of Collingswood, a not-for-profit civic organization established in 1983, is dedicated to restoration, historic preservation and working with volunteers, neighbors, business and government to maintain Collingswood’s historic character.

Collingswood’s Roberts Pool is welcoming kids to take a dip – but with a twist and a turn! Starting at 2 P.M., events for kids such as water games, raft races, coin toss, and a host of other activities will keep everyone cool and prizes are offered for participants. Pool membership or day passes are required for admission.

To top off the celebration, the musical band To The Max will perform at the high school stadium beginning at 8:00 P.M. followed by a fireworks display.  The eight-piece band is one of the liveliest in the Philadelphia region and will entertain the crowd with popular music as well as play patriotic tunes during the fireworks. Admission is free. Gates open at 6:30 P.M. Stadium seating will not be available, so visitors are encouraged to bring a blanket.  Fireworks are Proudly Sponsored by Parke Bank and the law offices of Brown & Connery, LLC.

In the event of rain, fireworks are postponed to July 5. A decision regarding postponement, if necessary, will be made the morning of July 4 and posted on Collingswood.com as well as Collingswood’s Facebook page.



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