January 18th 2017

Community 4th of July Committee Meeting

Parade Date - Tuesday, July 4th (Rain date Saturday July 8th)

Committee Members and Roles - Anita is working on updating the newest member/contact list and will send to all.  Lara (previous committee member) will create our newsletter.  Natalie will join Anita on Big Parade.  Jenn F. will be our new secretary.  We are still in need of Miss 4th Coordinator and a new team to run the Food Tent.

2017 Theme - "Eagles on the Delaware".  Possible T shirt design contest.  Advertise at BYOB.

Grand Marshall - Possible Ruth Abbott?

BYOB - Saturday April 29th.  Fred and Pete's of Hamilton will cater (sausage, meatballs, cold cuts, pasta, salad, rolls, all condiments and paper products)  They set up all food.  Soft music by Greg Parker (Donation $150).  Tickets are $20 per person, $10 kids 5-12, kids under 5 free.  Will hire teens to help.

Fall walking tour - September/October.  Tickets $20 per person.  Apps along the way or at the end.  Possible wine tasting at the end?  Recruit home owners at BYOB.  Can sell tickets at West Trenton Hardware (and online).

Food tent - need to find a new crew to run this.  Possibly add breakfast foods and begin earlier?  Increase pricing.

Newsletter - Lara will create.  Shooting for 1 page front and back - very basic.  Time of events and happenings, registration for parade categories, donation.  Go to website to see and vote for Miss 4ths.

Firecracker raffle will be $5000 target.  Sell $1000 tickets at $5 a piece (that's about 50-100 tickets sold by each committee member).  Dave, can you get these printed up ASAP or send out the template?

Kids games ~10am behind the school.  Ring toss, bean bag toss, coloring pages, tattoos, obstacle course

Treasury - $9589.04 in Checking, $500 in Savings.

We are almost NONPROFIT 501c3!!!!! Should be official by next month!!! Lets bring in those tax deductible donations!!! THANK YOU LINDA (and Mary Baltycki) FOR MAKING THIS HAPPEN!!!

Blessing - 2017 (St. George), 2018 (Presbyterian), 2019 (Methodist)

Upcoming Meeting Dates:  (All Thursdays at 7:30pm (will discuss meeting slightly earlier)February 16th, March 16th, APril 20th, May 18th, June 15th, June 29th, July 6th