SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - The 4th of July is a major holiday for every American.  It has become a hallmark of family gatherings, picnics and barbeques, group activities and fireworks.

Every year, the Shackamaxon Golf Club in Scotch Plains had a special slate of events, including a barbeque and a golf tournament.

Mary DePaola, the Mayor of Scotch Plains, was invited to read the Declaration of Independence as part of the program.