Letter: ‘Thank You’ To Those Who Supported the 36th Annual New Canaan Family Fourth



On behalf of the Family Fourth Committee, I would like to thank all who supported the 36th Annual New Canaan Family Fourth Celebration at Waveny Park by purchasing an entrance pass and attending this Independence Day celebration.

We were able to start the fireworks a bit early to avoid the oncoming rain showers. 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 Committee and all of the following; the show could not have gone on without their energy, hard work and commitment:

  • Fire Department and Fire Marshal
  • Police Department
  • New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps
  • New Canaan Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • New Canaan Town Band
  • Parks, Public Works, Recreation and Information Technology Departments
  • The Town Clerk’s Office
  • The Exchange Club of New Canaan
  • Master of Ceremonies Dan Taylor
  • Our special benefactors
  • New this year, the various gourmet food trucks
  • And those 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 and the New Canaan Toy Store for selling entrance passes at their stores 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 and Bill Kapp, 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 (tom.stadler@newcanaanct.gov)

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