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Fundraiser Raises Money for Fourth of July Celebration in North Reading

Twenty percent of each sale at Fuddruckers at Jordan’s Furniture in Reading between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday will go to the North Reading Fourth of July Committee.

The fireworks were a highlight to the three-day Fourth of July festivities in North Reading last year. Photo credit: Abbey Denaro.
The fireworks were a highlight to the three-day Fourth of July festivities in North Reading last year. Photo credit: Abbey Denaro.

The Fourth of July seems like a lifetime away, but in a little more than four months, North Reading will hopefully held to Ipswich River Park to celebrate again.

The North Reading Fourth organizers are hoping to bring another fun-filled Fourth to North Reading. But they need to raise a lot of money to pull it off again.

The Town of North Reading doesn't fund the celebration, which means volunteers have to work tirelessly in the months leading up to the event in order to bring the Fourth to North Reading.

It was only three years ago when volunteers came together to bring the Fourth back to North Reading.

The event has grown each year with last year culminating in a huge 20-minute fireworks display over Ipswich River Park. Last year’s event cost about $30,000. 

The Fourth Committee is hosting a fundraiser at Fuddruckers in Reading from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27. Twenty percent of each sale at Fuddruckers, which is located in Jordan’s Furniture in Reading, will go to the North Reading Fourth of July Committee. Diners must present the above Fuddruckers flier.

The committee is also looking at other fundraisers, including a middle school dance at the North Reading Moose on April 4.

There are other things in the works, but organizer Randi DeLoreto said she can’t give away any secrets just yet.

The Fourth of July Committee is also looking for volunteers. You can find out more about how to take part at the committee’s site by clicking on this paragraph.

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