Crozet Fireworks Fund Update – 3 June 2011

I’m going to try to post updates every Friday. This needs to be a community effort to ensure that the fireworks happen this year, next year, the year after …

Raised so far: $2,520*

We/they need $6,500 to pay for the fireworks and about $5,000 to pay for the rest of the Fourth of July expenses.

If you can donate, please do so:

The Downtown Crozet Association, Inc., c/o The Crozet Gazette, P.O. Box 863, Crozet, Virginia 22932

* as of 1 June, 2011

Update: The Crozet Gazette has two relevant stories today:

Fourth of July Parade and Celebration Set for July 2
To the Editor: Crozet Independence Day

Crozet Fireworks Needs Our Help (2011)

Dear Crozet Friends and Neighbors,

We have something special in Crozet!  Something most of our country doesn’t get to enjoy.

We have a beautiful environment, a varied four-season climate, a safe community, a friendly and involved group of citizens who value all the good things that come with living in a small town. It’s a great place to grow up, raise a family, work or retire. People come to Crozet from all over our country to enjoy the quality of life that perhaps they used to know somewhere else, but no longer exists in many cities and towns. We have that here. Let’s not lose it or take it for granted.

I am writing to ask for your enthusiastic support of a small town tradition that should not fade away – our annual Crozet Independence Day parade and fireworks show! We have a lot to be thankful for and to celebrate. Let’s honor our volunteer fire department and rescue squads for all the time and care they put in to serving all of us. Let’s lend our financial support to our Crozet Park as it tries to complete a fund-raising goal to pay for an all-season dome over the pool. Let’s celebrate our country’s freedom and also our Crozet way of life with a wonderful parade and fireworks display.

I am working with a dedicated group of local individuals and businesses to see that this symbolic event continues in our town. We’re starting with another Swing Dance, like the one in February, featuring the Salute-to-Swing band on Friday night, July 1st under the shelters at our Claudius Crozet Park.   The festivities continue on Saturday, July 2nd with a parade down Crozet Avenue starting at 4:00 PM and a fireworks show beginning that evening around 9:30 (or 20 minutes after dark) in Crozet Park. Between the parade and the fireworks, we’ll have lots of good food, live music and entertainment, and activities all will enjoy at the Crozet Park. These events involve a lot of donated time from a lot of individuals (won’t you join us – see below) but they can’t happen without financial contributions, too.

We need to raise $6,500 to pay the fireworks company alone!

July will be here before you know it.  Won’t you join me by sending a check today to help with these expenses?

Please make your tax-deductible charitable donation to:

The Downtown Crozet Association, Inc.,
c/o The Crozet Gazette,
P.O. Box 863, Crozet, Virginia 22932

and note on the memo line “fireworks donation”.

Donors of $100 or more will be acknowledged in the upcoming edition of the Crozet Gazette as major supporters of this community event.
Please give as generously as you can, so that all of our town might enjoy this patriotic community tradition.


Sandy Wilcox

Owner of The Blue Goose, Crozet Avenue
[email protected] (434) 981-9125

Fireworks in Crozet were canceled in 2009


Update 25 May 2011 – I received this from Ellen King:

King Family Vineyards is proud to be a part of this wonderful Crozet community! We will be delivering a check today for $500 for the July 4th fireworks fund….we are making this donation specifically to honor our son First LT James King who has been serving our country in the United States Marine Corps in Iraq and Afghanistan and his wife Navy LT. Kelly King who is a nurse at the Naval Hospital in San Diego. We also salute all of the men and women of the military who keep us all safe….Ellen and David King

Thank you, King Family!

Fourth of July Parade in Crozet? Fireworks?

Update 10 June 2010:

The Crozet Gazette (good thing we have paid journalists to do this reporting!) reports that the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department will be doing neither fireworks nor a parade this year.

“We’re not doing the parade this summer,” announced assistant chief Warren “Hubba” Wood. “We’re doing everything for the 100th anniversary celebration on Sept 18. We can’t turn around and do it again in September. We’ll make it big this fall.”

Who’s interested in holding a parade on the Fourth of July? It’s on a Sunday …

Anybody know what’s happening this year?

Crozet’s fireworks were canceled/never planned last year. It’s most likely too late to plan them this year, so I ask – has anybody planned them?

I assume there will be a parade and fireworks, but everybody knows what happens when one assumes …

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