New Rochelle Will Celebrate With Fireworks On July 4.

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Annual “Spark the Sound” Event Sponsored by Local Foundation, Community Support

Grucci Fireworks will once again light up the night in New Rochelle on July 4th, thanks to the generosity of a local foundation and numerous community partners.

In April, the City of New Rochelle began soliciting funds for the City’s three main community events: the Memorial Day and Thanksgiving Parades, and the July 4th Fireworks. While funding for the parades was nearly complete, the fireworks still lacked a primary sponsor. This week, that need was met by the S.E.L.F.-Help Foundation, Inc., a local not-for-profit organization in New Rochelle. Their contribution coupled with those of other donors enables the event to take place as hoped.

“The donation was given out of respect for America and love for New Rochelle,” said Guru Madeleine, Founder and President of the S.E.L.F.- Help Foundation, Inc. “In keeping with our Mission Statement, it is up to us as individual citizens to show we care, and participate as vibrant members on every level. This gift was an opportunity to put our faith into action.”

“The exceptional generosity of this donation, along with support from others, will permit thousands of families to once again observe our nation’s founding with a terrific celebration,” said New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson. “On behalf of a grateful community, I offer sincere thanks.”

The “Spark the Sound” Independence Day Fireworks Display will begin at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday July 4, rain or shine. Fireworks can be seen from waterfront parks and especially Hudson and Five Islands.

There is still opportunity to contribute to the City’s cultural events fundraising campaign for 2012 and beyond. Checks can be made payable to the “City of New Rochelle Parks and Recreation Gift Catalogue Fund” and sent to the City of New Rochelle Parks and Recreation Office, 515 North Avenue, New Rochelle, New York 10801. Donations can be earmarked for a specific event or for general use. For any additional information, please contact Parks and Recreation Commissioner Bill Zimmermann at (914) 654-2092.

2 thoughts on “New Rochelle Will Celebrate With Fireworks On July 4.”

  1. A non-profit donating thousands of dollars for fireworks?
    A non-profit donating thousands of dollars for fireworks?

    There’s something wrong with that scenario. How does Guru Madeline qualify as a non-profit?

    btw, I write a check every month to my mortgage company and it includes plenty of tax money. More than enough in my mind.

    1. What do they do…
      What does this corrupt City do with ALL our hard earned tax dollars??

      Everybody at City Hall are OVERPAID! Get ’em ALL the hell out!

      I agree with you Fifth Ave Guy…Donations?

      In my opinion there should never be this kind of issue…Fireworks is a part of New Rochelle history, remember the wonderful show, music etc…that used to be at Twin Lakes at the High School!

      My mortgage also reflects alot of tax dollars!

      Fifth Ave Guy…We just have to come to terms…Our hardearned tax dollars are filling up pockets!

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