Hello Titusville Family.  Our theme this year is "COME TOGETHER" and we sure hope you join us on River Drive for our most proud day.

This year's parade and festivities will take place on Thursday, July 4th.  We will open the day at 10:30  am with the opening of the eatery -we are happy to have Prospect Heights Fire Department under our food tent again this year.    Look for your special birch beer float in your commemorative mug with our "Come Together" theme with a special focus on our Bike Parade this year.  We value our community and the families that have been gracing our little island for 76 years... We watch babies turn in to toddlers on bikes, we watch our youngsters decorate their own bikes with the hopes of winning that coveted blue ribbon and prize, and we honor the adults who make sure to "Come Together" every year here as much as they can to celebrate with us!

10:30 will also mark the commencement of face painting and balloon Man and music in the front of the Titusville School by Mike McManus and the Strange Brew Crew, followed by the Opening Ceremony, the Baby Parade and the Bike Parade.  The Crowing of Miss 4th will take place at 12:15 pm. Before our 76th Parade starts, we will honor the Grand Marshall this year, Judy VanNoy.  Judy served as our Big Parade Coordinator for many years and kept the bands marking and the red, white, and blue flying for our committee.  We can't wait to welcome her back in the Big Parade at 1 pm!!

Be sure to get seats early to hear the blessing offered by our Grace Church minister and listen to the beautiful voices of our soloists singing a patriotic tune.  You will find a decorated bike near our grandstand for our very special patriotic friend, one we miss dearly.  Our banner yet waves...

Wherever you are along the parade route, be prepared to see our talented and philanthropic Miss 4th Candidates, watch the sparkle and step of our fan favorites
, and hear the horns of our shining Fire, Emergency and Police vehicles driven by our neighborhood heroes.  The Durham boats are coming back! They were a hit, muskets at the ready and there's a rumor we may find a canon in their midst.

This year's theme, "Come Together
" will be adorn on a variety of great gear! Tshirts, Hats, coosies, aprons, and TTV magnets for one and all.

Please show your support for our town, our parade, and our nation by taking part in our planned events this year.  The BYOB will be back in full swing on Saturday, April 
27th.  Mark your calendar now and plan to be at the Union Fire Company and Rescue Squad Banquet Hall on this date to share in this extremely fun and exciting evening!  Remember, any community member who brings a dessert to share gets their very first 5 raffle baskets for FREE.  We will be raffling off various community gift cards, our legendary Home Depot wheelbarrow prize, a fantastic backyard theme, and patriotic and River Crafts made by our very own committee members!  If you have an item to donate, please contact me as soon as you can... there will be more free raffle tickets in your future!

Additionally, with the planning of these events and the planning of all that goes into our big day on the Fourth of July, we are ALWAYS on the lookout for creative and energetic volunteers of all ages to help in one way or another.  We welcome everyone, so please reach out if you have been considering the idea of joining our committee or lending a helping hand at one of our events!!

Anxiously awaiting those beautiful summer days to come...

We are proud to put on a parade for our community.  We are proud to live in this town and contribute for a fun day for all, but more hands make little work.  Consider offering your hand to help and we will be there to pull each other up together.

Patriotically,

Jamie Swanson
President Community Fourth of July Committee

Titusville, NJ