Letter: ‘Thank You’ from New Canaan Family Fourth Organizers

Editor:

On behalf of the Family Fourth Committee, I would like to thank all who supported the 38th Annual New Canaan Family Fourth Celebration at Waveny Park by purchasing an entrance pass and attending this Independence Day celebration.  

The fireworks show was spectacular. It was another memorable 4th of July celebration….an outstanding evening of family fun, wonderful music, great food and a fantastic fireworks display. Your financial support makes this great New Canaan tradition possible; whether you drove in or walked in, thank you for buying an entrance pass.  

We offer a big thank you to the New Canaan Family Fourth volunteer Committee (Steve Benko, Scott Cluett, Chris Cody, Wendy Dixon Fog, Win Goodrich, Suzanne Jonker, Steve Parrett, Doug Richardson and Andrew Walsh) as well as all of the following; the show could not have gone on without their endless energy, hard work and commitment:

  • Police Department
  • Volunteer Ambulance Corps
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • Fire Department and Fire Marshal
  • Town Band
  • Mind the Gap Band
  • Parking, Parks, Public Works, Recreation and Information Technology Departments
  • The Exchange Club of New Canaan
  • Master of Ceremonies Dan Taylor
  • Our special benefactors
  • The gourmet food trucks
  • The volunteers who worked from early morning, to very late at night, to set up and take down all of the necessary infrastructure and equipment. 

A special thank you this year to Walter Stewart’s Market, the New Canaan Toy Store, Baskin-Robbins and the Town Clerk for selling entrance passes and to the local print and on-line papers for getting the word out about the event.  

As usual, the Police and CERT volunteers did a wonderful job handling the traffic flow; the park was nearly empty about 30 minutes after the fireworks ended.  

And I offer special kudos, as always, to our Recreation Staff, led by Steve Benko, Bill Kapp, and Steve Dayton for their tireless efforts in creating a quintessential 4th of July celebration. 

Please send any comments, thoughts and suggestions for next year to me at Town Hall. 

Tom Stadler, Chairman, New Canaan Family Fourth

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