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UPDATED: North Reading Fourth of July Fireworks Postponed Until Next Year

The fireworks were originally cancelled due to weather.

The Bring Back the Fourth Committee met last night and has decided to postpone the Fourth of July fireworks until next year.

The Fourth of July Fireworks were postponed due to weather. The severe thunderstorms on July 4 caused .

"After long and thorough deliberation, the Fourth of July Committee has decided not to reschedule the fireworks this year for a number of reasons," Chairman of the Bring Back the Fourth Committee Fred Chalmers said. "Be assured that there is no one more disappointed about this than the members of the committee, who worked so hard and so long to make it happen. All our efforts and every nickel of money remaining will be redirected toward making the 2013 celebration bigger and better. To help ensure that next year will be a success, we will continue our fundraising efforts throughout the year, and welcome new members to join us to help Bring Back the 4th (again)."

Arnold Arboretum August 28, 2012 at 08:00 PM
Why in heaven's name is this obvious error still on the site 6 hours later?
Joe Veno August 28, 2012 at 08:23 PM
What error?
Arnold Arboretum August 28, 2012 at 08:56 PM
My version of Patch has a Breaking News Alert and picture/story that the NR July 4th fireworks have been postponed due to rain. You don't see that? Weird.
Arnold Arboretum August 28, 2012 at 08:59 PM
oh, duh! I get it now. This is an update to the July 4th cancellation that they will not be rescheduled at all for this year. It's hard to tell from the way it's written.
Lori Jensen August 28, 2012 at 09:31 PM
of corse it is silly ... it's already LABOR day weekend your 2 month's off !! boy i'm so glad i have to save all my penny's for the new tax hike cuz i had NO money to help BRING BACK THE FORTH the town should of told us what year they were bringing it back !?!?
Ruth Kennedy August 29, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Our thanks to the Bring Back the 4th Committee's hard work this past year. While it is, of course, disappointing that the fireworks were cancelled due to weather (if you don't know this already, the big concert at Boston's Hatch Shell was also interrupted by the same weather system and all spectators were forced to seek emergency shelter in the Storrow Drive tunnels until the system passed), we can now all look forward to a wonderful celebration next summer. Again, thank you to those who worked to hard on this event! We are already doing a "no rain" dance for July 4, 2013.
Randi DeLoreto September 04, 2012 at 11:52 PM
Thank you Ruth. We were disappointed as much as everyone lease. I can promise you we are working hard to make next year big! Anti rain dance is perfect! We do have other things going on throughout the year. Keep an eye on our website for information. Www.nrbringbackthe4th.org.
Randi DeLoreto September 04, 2012 at 11:53 PM
Uggh auto correct. Else not lease.
JIM September 05, 2012 at 12:09 AM
What are the number of reasons?

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