Fourth of July Parade Committee
About the Committee
It is the responsibility of the July 4th Parade Committee to plan, organize and raise funds for the annual Independence Day Parade, as well as the Band Concert by The Satuit Band at the Harbor. The floats, marchers, and bands are provided by different organizations, both local and distant. The fundraisers pay for the marching bands, entertainers, as well as the historic civil & revolutionary war marching units that everyone enjoys during the parade. Since the beginning of the nineties, the committee has raised the funds necessary to hire the bands, the reenactment marching units, and the band concert.
The major fundraisers for the Parade are currently: The Selectmen’s Cup and Live Auction, the 50 Flags Campaign, annual Parade button donations, corporate sponsorships and donations from both local and regional businesses, and residential donations.
Many local businesses provide assistance to the Parade Committee throughout the year, via in-kind donations such as design, printing, and product contributions. These offerings assist the Parade Committee and generate additional monetary donations. A special thanks is required for the year round assistance provided by the South Shore Country Club and Executive Director, Kevin Whalen– from offering the use of their facility for our monthly meetings, running golf tournaments, and providing golf carts for the Parade Committee to manage the various groups totaling approximately 1,400 parade participants!
Many are surprised to learn that no tax dollars spent on the parade, which is funded 100% through private and corporate donations. As the parade has grown, so have the expenses. These expenses are the paid performers of the parade! Each band and entertainer costs money, some of which are several thousand dollars! The golf tournament fundraiser also costs several thousand dollars, even with the generous discounts afforded us by Raffael's and the SSCC!
If you would like to be a part of the committee or participate in the parade or golf tournament please contact Jim Murphy, 781-726-2519, or email.
- Jim Murphy, Chair
- Monica Conyngham
- Dewitt DeLawter
- George Ford
- Tom Hoffman
- Cassie McDermott
- Louis O’Dea
- Gabrielle Roegner
- Dewitt DeLawter
- Mary Ellen Carlisle
- Heather Johnson
- Erin McGourty
- Jeff Lally
- Brian Appel
- Police Chief David Jones (non-attendee)
- Deputy Fire Chief Louis Lachance (non-attendee)