MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Township of Montclair recently received a $5,000 grant from Investors Foundation to help fund the annual July 4th activities, officials announced.

Each year, the Township hosts an Independence Day parade, followed by a family picnic in Edgemont Memorial Park and fireworks at Yogi Berra Stadium on the campus of Montclair State University. To offset the cost of this expense to the community, Investor's Foundation decided to make a contribution to supporting the longstanding annual tradition.

“Investors Bank and Investors Foundation have been great supporters of the community,” said Montclair Recreation & Cultural Affairs Director Pat Brechka. “Their generous contribution goes a long way in helping make our July 4th festivities a huge success.”

This year marked Montclair's 69th annual Independence Day Parade.