On behalf of the Montville Township Independence Day Celebration Committee Inc., we would like to thank everyone that came to the 4th of July Celebration to have fun and participate in a great Montville Township tradition. The rides were fun, the entertainment was excellent, the food was delicious and the fireworks were great too. There were no safety issues and the weather was clear and sunny.
The fireworks were delayed about 45 minutes and we’re sorry for any inconvenience that may have caused, especially for young families. The fireworks show is an elaborate display that is synchronized to music. It is operated by a specialized computer program that was tested several times before this Saturday’s fireworks display; however, much like our business computers, home computers and cellular telephones, it had an unplanned and poorly timed malfunction causing the delay.
The delay was further complicated by a non-functioning PA system which prevented timely announcements to spectators that were spread from the high school to Community Park. We promise to do our very best to make sure next year is seamless.
It was amazing to see how many folks dedicated their time and energy over many months to make this a successful event. The volunteers are your friends and neighbors. Montville Township dedicated a lot of resources to support the planning and execution, as well. Several of the volunteers are actually township employees that volunteer their personal time.
The event is funded by a variety of means including event revenues, donations and services. Lakeland Bank has been the official sponsor for many years and a multitude of local individuals and businesses provided generous support, as well. The Montville Township Independence Day Committee Inc. is an independent entity formed for the sole purpose of planning and hosting the event. It is not affiliated with the Township.
A special note of appreciation to the Montville Police Dept., Montville Board of Education, Montville Township Recreation Dept., Public Works Dept., Montville Township First Aid Squad, Montville Library, Fire Dept. of Montville, Pine Brook & Towaco, the Montville Township Committee, and all the volunteers who help make this celebration healthy, safe, and fun for all.
We look forward to another great event next year and hope to see you there!
Vincent G Maffucci
Montville Township Independence Day Committee Inc.
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