MILLBURN, NJ – The Millburn/Short Hills Fourth of July Committee is a group township volunteers who prepare yearlong to provide the Township with July 4 ceremonies and festivities to honor America’s independence. President Michael Seifer and the committee members welcome residents to join in this Millburn/Short Hills tradition.
Each year, the Millburn Short Hills Fourth of July Committee presents the Patriot Award to a group or individuals who embody strong leadership skills and are active in community service. Award winners have their name, or group's name, added to a plaque on a boulder in Taylor Park. The award presentation is on Monday, July 4 at 9 a.m. in Taylor Park. Township and area residents, friends and their families are invited to the award presentation along with the flag-raising ceremony.
Following the flag raising ceremony is the ever-popular bike/trike/stroller parade at 9:30 a.m. and the girls’ All-Star softball game at 10 a.m.
At 3 p.m. the event moves to the Millburn High School front lawn, which will be transformed into a festival for the whole family. There will be live music with bands including the popular ENOUGH SAID and GARDEN PARTY PLAYER; also children’s amusements, rides and food/drinks will be available from local establishments. In the evening the activities move to the Millburn High School Field, with music provided by Summit Soundz, starting at 7 p.m. The day’s events will culminate with a grand fireworks display at dusk. Tickets will be one price of $10 per person (child or adult) available day of the event.
A rain date is scheduled for Tuesday, July 5 (fireworks only).
The Millburn-Short Hills Fourth of July Committee depends on private contributions and donations to offset expenses for the celebration. Checks can be made payable to Millburn-Short Hills Fourth of July Committee, Inc. and sent to PO Box 4, Short Hills NJ 07078. Donations can also be made online at www.mshjuly4th.com.
The Committee would like to thank the following corporate sponsors for their generous donations and support:
This year’s Platinum Sponsors are TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills and Investors Bank.
Gold Sponsors include Charlie Brown’s Fresh Grill, Front and Center for the Performing Arts, Marcketta Heating and Cooling, Millburn Common Associations, Millburn Police PBA 34, Sprinkler Fitters Local 696 and Towne Realty Group.
Silver Sponsors are Align, American Legion Post 140, Avalon Salon for Hair and Nails, Outdoor Bill’s Army Navy, James Weill and Associates, The Mall at Short Hills, Meadowbrook Country Day Camp, Millburn Deli, Millburn/Short Hills Chinese Association, R. Bruce Hill Agency, LTD, Short Hills Pharmacy and Wilber’s Painting.
Bronze Sponsors are Buncher’s Hardware, Linda’s Florist of Short Hills, Palumbo’s Exxon and Walter Bauman Jewelers.
The Committee would also like to thank all the generous individual donors who have donated time and money to support the July 4th events.