NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Fireworks will once again be a feature of this year's Independence Day Celebration in New Providence thanks to a donation of $8,000 by Investors Bank.

The Independence Day Celebration will occur on Friday, July 3 at 7 p.m. with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Sante Fe Centers, Accent Printing Solutions, Martial Arts for Life and Elefante Music also will be contributing sponsors.

This is not the first time that Investors Bank has financially supported the event, which is a mainstay in the borough.  While traditionally, fireworks on the Fourth of July had been funded by the borough through tax dollars, when the recession hit, many town governments, including New Providence, eliminated funding for the event rather than financially burden taxpayers.  Since then, with the assistance of the borough, the New Providence Business & Professional Association (NPBPA) took over planning and organizing the event and Investors Bank came on board as the primary sponsor and funder for the past several years.

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Independence Day Committee Chairperson and member of the NPBPA Ted Kapuscinski said, "We want to thank Investors Bank for their continued support.  Without that support, the event could not take place. The New Providence Business & Professional Association is grateful as is all of the residents of New Providence."

Club Souren, sponsored by Souren Communications, will be the DJ for the event.  The New Providence DPW will be loaning a military truck for the event podium.

Free chalk, donated by Kapuscinski Luongo Architects and Martial Arts for Life, will be provided for children to create art along South Street.  Additional programs will be announced, as well.

Daniel White, retail market manager for the New Providence branch of Investors Bank, said, "We are proud and happy to be able to support the New Providence fireworks in 2015.  At Investors Bank, community service and giving back is a huge part of our culture.  The commitment of Investors Bank to our community has never been stronger."

Michelle Brugger, president of the NPBPA and owner of Martial Arts for Life in New Providence, said, "The New Providence business community does so much for New Providence but it takes community-minded businesses like Investors Bank to help us make the borough's events such a huge success."

Additional sponsors and donations for the event are welcome.  Anyone who would like to sponsor or donate can contact Michelle Brugger at (908) 464-2836 or at martialartsforlife@aol.com.