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Tewksbury Ready To Celebrate Fourth Of July In Grand Style

Games, food, fun, music, fireworks and free Patch T-shirts!

Plans are in place for Tewksbury's annual at the

This year's celebration promises to be better than ever, with games and activities for the children and adults, lots of food and fun and live music leading up to an awesome fireworks display in the evening.

And new this year -- Tewksbury Patch has joined forces with the to give away FREE Patch T-shirts. All you have to do is donate a non-perishable food item at the Patch/Food Pantry table at the event and you will get a free Patch T-shirt.

This has been a challenging year for the Food Pantry, which helps out around 250 local families, Anything you can do to help is greatly appreciated.

The Fourth of July Festivities will get started with a continental breakfast being served from 8:30 to 10 a.m. by the Tewksbury Rotary Club in the covered area behind the Parks and Recreation Area.

The track and field games for all ages will run from 9 to 11 a.m.

From 11 a.m. to Noon will be the traditional Doll Carriage Decorating and Bike Decorating competitions, as well as the wonderful Little Miss Tewksbury and Little Mister Tewksbury Contests.

Also from 11 a.m. to Noon will be the basketball shooting contest.

From Noon to 12:30 p.m. (or until they run out) The Tewksbury Lodge of Elks will be serving free hot dogs and ice cream.

And from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., some of the most fun (and most messy) events of the day take place with the pie eating and watermelon eating contests.

After a a break, the festivities will resume at 7 p.m. back at the recreation area with a free concert. If you haven't had the chance to hear these guys in concert, you should. They are fabulous.

The concert will lead right up to the traditional Fourth of July Fireworks, scheduled to begin some time around 9 p.m.

The daytime events on July 4 are being organized and sponsored by the Community Services Department of the Tewksbury Public Schools. The Fireworks are being sponsored by the fundraising efforts of the Friends of the Patriotic Activities Committee.

A complete schedule of the July 4 events is attached to this story as a printable PDF document.

Mary June 25, 2012 at 03:23 PM
Sounds like a great time for all! Good job "Patriotic Committee" on working hard so that this event would not be cancelled.
kathie dell June 25, 2012 at 03:32 PM
Great save once again out to all the PAC members! The way you pull together the community to again save this wonderful event is priceless! Now for the important stuff...I want a Patch T real bad! How many will there be and what time will they start giving them out! Missed the USPS Collection so this will make up for it. thanks to all!!
Bill Gilman (Editor) July 03, 2012 at 08:15 PM
Sorry just saw your question Kathy. We'll be there to start setting up around 9. As far as how many we have ... ummm ... a bunch? LOL. Definitely a first come, first served on the Tees but we will also have other freebies to give away!
Karyn July 04, 2012 at 04:25 PM
Happy 4th Everyone! Celebrate safe! :)

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