We are excited to report that we are going to host the Crozet Independence Day Celebration this year, on Saturday, July 3rd. We’re getting a late start because of the pandemic, but we’re working hard to make this a fantastic Independence Day Celebration in Crozet!We write to ask for your enthusiastic support of our small town tradition – our annual Crozet Independence Day parade and fireworks show!
Thanks to generous donations in past years, we continue some of the best traditions of Crozet – friends and neighbors coming together to enjoy good times, celebrate our nation’s independence and help out others. It’s an event that brings our community together and is an important fundraiser for many local organizations like the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department, Western Albemarle Rescue Squad, Crozet Lions, and the Claudius Crozet Park.
For the past several years, we donated over $7,000 to six to eight local organizations.
The fun starts on Saturday, July 3rd with a parade down Crozet Avenue starting at 5 p.m. We’ll follow the parade to Crozet Park to enjoy good food, local beer and beverages and music by a local band, Jacabone. We finish with a grand fireworks show at 9:30. Look for updates about the parade and celebration at http://bit.ly/cidc2021/ and our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Crozet.Independence.Day.Celebration
The event planning committee, composed of volunteers from Crozet’s civic groups, wants the event to be self-sustaining, meaning that each year’s celebration generates enough to ensure that next year’s celebration will happen, too. The single largest expense is the fireworks show (roughly $13,000 this year) and so far, despite ever-growing numbers at the park, the cost of the fireworks has been met by donations, as it traditionally has been.
Of course, we appreciate all donations, however, like past years, we continue our three donor levels and we hope that you will support us by being a patron this year. • For a gift of $500 or more, we will prominently display your company banner you supply at the entrance to the park during the event (where more than 5,000 people might see it!), identify your patron status in the Crozet Gazette and event handbill, and provide you with ten passes to the celebration in the park.• For a gift of $250 to $499, you will receive acknowledgment in the Crozet Gazette and event handbill, and four passes to the celebration in the park.• And, for a gift of $100 to $249, you will receive two passes to the celebration in the park, published thanks in the Crozet Gazette and the event handbill.
To be listed on the event handbill, we need to know you are donating by Friday, June 25, 2021.
July 3rd will be here before you know it. Won’t you join us by donating online or sending a check today to help with these expenses? Please make your tax-deductible charitable donation payable to the Crozet Board of Trade and mail it to: DCA P.O. Box 261, Crozet, Virginia 22932 and note on the memo line “fireworks donation” and be sure to tell us how you’d like to be recognized. Or if you’d rather donate with a credit card, go to: https://bit.ly/CIDC-donation Either way, it’s a tax-deductible charitable donation. Please give as generously as you can, so that our entire community can continue to enjoy this patriotic tradition.