Save The Fireworks - Guilford CT Cuts 4th Of July Fireworks Celebration From 2011 Budget

Real Estate Agent with William Raveis Real Estate

Guilford CT is a classic New England small town with a strong and vibrant community.  Much of this community is centered around regular annual events including the Independence Day Fireworks, the Christmas Tree Lighting and the Arts & Crafts Festival.

Guilford CT FireworksGuilford CT recently cut the annual Independence Day Fireworks celebration from the 2011 budget.  The Guilford Parks and Recreation Commission and Guilford CT Board of Selectmen cut the Fireworks from the budget to avoid tax increases.  As a resident of Guilford, I'm a huge fan of the town fireworks and would hate to see this event canceled.

The good news is that town residents, including Realtor® Adrian Price of Page Taft Real Estate, have spearheaded an effort to raise money to save the fireworks.  The New Haven Register recently covered this story.

Adrian and Ed Bartlett of CT Out and About have worked to keep the fireworks going through an active fund-raising campaign.

If successful, this year's Guilford fireworks display will be the best yet - because the Guilford community rallied to keep the event going.




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Doug Anderson
Tucker Associates Real Estate Services - Danville, CA
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That's the way to do it Scott. Raise the $$$ and keep the event going. It's the most important part of the 4th of July festivities in my opinion.

Mar 04, 2011 04:09 PM #1
Michael Kitsch
Coldwell Banker - Katy, TX
Yes, (with apologies to Jerry Lee Lewis)n lately "there's a whole lotta cuttin' goin' on."
Mar 04, 2011 04:11 PM #2
Scott Silverstone
William Raveis Real Estate - New Haven, CT, Connecticut Luxury & Waterfront Realty

Doug - I'm glad to see the community got together to save the event.  The event is also great for local businesses - people come from all over to see the annual Guilford Fireworks display.

Cheryl - Everyone is feeling the burden from taxes.  I respect the town's leaders for the decisions they had to make - it was cut some programs or raise taxes even higher.  Compromises needed to be made.  More towns could use commercial sponsors to fund similar events.

Mar 05, 2011 01:57 AM #3
jerry cobb

my parents paid 10k a year in taxes....they moved to North Carolina.....taxes on a nice size brand new house only cost 12 hundred a year and guess what the town will have their firework show this year. Politicians in this state sure know how to spend our money...don't they? And no fireworks at all? Too much money. Thanks for the savings, wouldn't want Guilford to raise the taxes any more then what they are.

Jun 07, 2011 08:40 AM #4
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