Thursday, April 4, 2013
The Fourth of July is just three months away and planning is in full swing.
The Natick Friends of the Fourth Family Night Committee is meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at the Recreation and Parks building on Boden Ln., according to the Natick 4th Facebook Page. There are five topics of discussion on the agenda, plus a to-be-announced part of the agenda. They're looking for subcommittee volunteers and people with ideas for activities. Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
The Natick Friends of the Fourth Have Scheduled a Meeting to Choose This Year's Theme.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The organization will be holding a meeting and taking suggestions for this year's theme.
The Natick Friends of the Fourth will meet on March 7 to pick a theme for this year's Independence Day celebration, according to the non-profit's Facebook Page. The meeting will be held in Room 102 at Natick High School. Attendees are asked to park in the big parking lot to the right of the high school. Those interested are also asked to think of any ideas they may have for themes between now and March 7, and people can also email the Friends of the Fourth ahead of time so they can begin compiling a list.
Friday, February 1, 2013
Fourth of July parade may go on as the Natick Friends of the Fourth appear to reverse course as long as volunteers come forward soon after town-wide outcry over cancellation of annual parade.
The Natick Friends of the Fourth have now stated on their website that they will not cancel this year's July 4 parade if they get volunteers to sign up soon. "In addition we need to make sure that we have a base of volunteers willing to commit to these events for a few years so that we won’t be back in the same boat next year," the website stated. "Once we have an established base of volunteers, we will be able to make up committees so that the work will be spread to many people so that no one is overwhelmed and people will want to help out. These events are a lot of work to organize and orchestrate, but working together we can get this done." Last week the Natick Friends of the Fourth had announced that they were cancelling the parade, a …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Parade had been a Natick tradition beginning in 1956.
The Natick Friends of the Fourth have announced that there will be no 4th of July parade in Natick this year. In announcing the cancellation, they cited a lack of volunteers and time to prepare as the reasons. They did note, though, that there would still be other events. The annual 4th of July parade has been a popular event among residents in Natick and Framingham, where many residents would put out chairs overnight to reserve their seats along Route 135. A few years ago the joint Natick-Framingham fireworks were cancelled, making the parade the second Independence Day tradition to come to an end within the past few years.