Community Help Needed With Camden 4th of July

By Dan Bookham | May 16, 2012
Photo by: Joseph Corrado Camden Maine 4th of July, 2011

Camden — Can you believe that the Fourth of July holiday is only 8 weeks away? For the 2012 celebrations Camden will become America’s music village once again on July 4th, with a range of American music presented by the Camden Rotary Club and a spectacular fireworks display above one of the most beautiful harbors in Maine. 

For the last couple of years, the concerts and fireworks have exceeded all expectations, with thousands of people jamming downtown Camden on the promise of great music and a beautiful fireworks display. Stake out your picnic blanket in the park nice and early for the 2012 show!

The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce’s portion of proceedings revolves around the staging a community-financed fireworks display in Camden Harbor on the evening of Wednesday, July 4th:  part of week-long regional independence celebration to honor our heritage and our history.

As well as being a great community event for the region, continuing to expand our offerings around the 4th is good for business throughout our region. As with the past two years, The Chamber will be teaming up with already existing events to mark the holiday in style and to bring buzz and business to the broader region. 

In order to stage the fireworks portion of the show we need to raise funds from the community. To that end, I’m seeking the support of the whole community to ensure the success of this event, a great day for the Midcoast. Let’s show off our vaunted community spirit and pride in our region by working together to celebrate our nation’s independence. Indeed, let’s show off our own independence and pitch in for our own party rather than depend on others (be they businesses or individuals) to pay for these things for us!

If you remember how perfect last year couple of years have been, with the day-long music, stunning weather, enormous crowd, and incredible fireworks all combining for a magical few days, then I'd like to call on your support and generosity to recreate the magic this year. If you'd like to help support Independence Day celebrations and contribute towards the cost of the fireworks, please send a check to the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber at PO Box 919, Camden, ME 04843, marked "4th of July fireworks". No contribution is too small.

Also, if you have a non-profit, community or fundraising event scheduled for the week of the 4th, let us know and we'll consider it for inclusion in the Festival of Independence. For more information email me: dan@penbaychamber.com 

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