4th of July Celebrations in North Reading Will Be Eco-Friendly
The Fourth of July celebration will use solar generators and Induction Light Technology.
The Fourth of July will be celebrated in North Reading this year with games, activities, live entertainment and fireworks. The Bring Back the Fourth Committee has decide to use solar generators and Induction Light Technology for their celebration. The idea is to be environmentally friendly and to save money on electricity.
The solar generators will provide the electricity for the induction lighting that will light Ipswich River Park after dark. According to Bring Back the Fourth Finance Committee member Shep Spear, this new type of lighting is unlike current lighting, which is lit by a ballast. A ballast uses a lot of electricity to start the light and even more while the light is on. With induction lighting, there is no need for a ballast and the intensity of the light comes on at 90 percent within 10 seconds, and it only gets brighter from there.
"We are very excited about the prospect of these new technologies and we are going to show them off at this event," Spear said.
Both the solar generators and induction lighting are environmentally friendly, will keep the committee's bills down and provide convenience for contractors.
"Not only are we bringing the Fourth back to North Reading we are bringing it into a new era. We are using esolar generators and induction lighting in order to save money on electricity," said Bring Back the Fourth Committee member Nancy Wolfe.
The festivities will take place at Ipswich River Park starting at noon. According to Bring Back the Fourth Committee Chairman Fred Chalmers, there will be a number of attractions at the park including moon bounces, a bungee run, an inflatable obstacle course, portable rock climbing wall and games for kids. There will also be face painting, temporary tattoos, pony rides and sand art available. The event will feature something for everyone including refreshments, live entertainment, a bike contest, dog parade, the RE/MAX hot air balloon and fireworks.