July 22, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 11 To ALL who took part in the 99th Annual Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration! The Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration would like to recognize and thank our Generous 2009 Sponsors: These businesses and individuals “Support the Tradition.” Please thank them by giving them your support. FOUNDERS: Charles and Susan Snyder YANKEE DOODLE DANDIES: Applebee’s; The Valley Hospital; Tarvin Realtors PATRIOTS: Miss Patti’s School of Dance MINUTEMEN: JT’s Wine & Spirits; Michel Mouravieff, D.M.D; Ridgewood Fire Volunteer Association, Inc.; Terrie O’Connor Realtors; Van Dyk Health Care FIRECRACKERS: Coldwell Banker; Columbia Bank; Kayal Orthopaedic Center, PC; North Jersey Community Bank; Ridgewood PBA Local 20; The Record STARS: Ethel Annitti; C. C. Van Emburgh Funeral Home; Country Pancake House; Daily Treat Restaurant; DWJ Television; Barbara & Steven Kiernan; NorthLab Web Services; Pediatric Dental Associates; Ridgewood Paint and Wallpaper; David L. Rutherford, Attorney at Law; Ulrich, Inc. FLAG WAVERS: American Legion Post 53; Baumgart’s Café; Boat Canvas by Custom Designers LLC; Tim & Corinne Dyas; Fidelity Lodge #113, Free & Accepted Masons; It’s Greek to Me; Ed Kraft; Maple Eyecare; Samiha E. Mussad; Poskanzer Skott Architects; Carl Rockermann, D.M.D.; V.F.W. Washington Elm Post No. 192; The Village Framer FOOD & BEVERAGE SUPPLIERS: Dunkin’ Donuts of Midland Park & Hawthorne; West Side Bagels; Whole Foods; Wide World of Bagels; Kings of Ridgewood; Park Wood Delicatessen & Catering GIFTS IN KIND: John Deere vehicles courtesy of Power Place, Inc., Rockaway, NJ; Bethlehem Lutheran Church; Minuteman Press of Ho-Ho-Kus; American Red Cross; Ridgewood Press and Copy Center PARADE ROUTE WATER STATION SPONSORS: American Red Cross, Bethlehem Lutheran Church and Ridgewood Water THANK YOU In addition to financial assistance, it takes the efforts and cooperation of many, many individuals, businesses and groups to produce our Celebration. Very special thanks to: Village Council, Village Manager’s Office, Village Clerk’s Office, Police Department, Fire Department, Emergency Services, Department of Public Works, Department of Parks and Recreation, The Ridgewood Library and Ridgewood Water Department Flag Raising Ceremony: Ridgewood American Legion Post 53 National Anthem - sung by Jim Roth. • Trumpeter - Kevin Iannone - RHS Class of 2010 • Guest Speaker - Taylor Magrath The Village of Ridgewood - Parade “50 States – One Nation” Grand Marshal: David Bolger Special Guests Celebrating 100 Years -The Woman’s Club of Ridgewood, Social Services Association of Ridgewood and Vicinity Fourth of July Celebration, Inc, Banner Carriers - Diana Stolfo, Maryanne O’Connor, Lisa Zabielski, and Cheryl Zweben Volunteer Ticket Vendors - Alice-Alice-Alice, Artventure Gallery, Backyard Living, Daily Treat Restaurant, Goffle Brook Farm, Harding Wines & Spirits, Herold’s Farm & Garden Center, Hillmann Electric, Hoskins Propane Co. Inc., Irish Eyes Imports, JT’s Wine and Spirits, La Strada, Ridgewood Auto Wash, Ridgewood Cycle Shop, The Wine Seller, Town & Country Apothecary, and the volunteer members of H.I.L.T. Volunteers for the Day - Parade Judges, Parade Marshals, Parade Announcer, Banner Carriers, Drivers, and the Evening Gate Attendants Evening Performers: Illumination Twirlers, Dad’s Night Band, Skydivers-”Fallen Angels” sponsored by Tarvin Realtors, Welcome by Mayor David Pfund, National Anthem performed by the Ridgewood Concert Band sponsored by Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Inc., USA Fireworks by July4Ever Grande finale sponsored by Applebee’s. AND -- finally -- the biggest thanks of all to The 15 dedicated committee members of the Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration, Inc. or whom the Fourth of July is a year-round event! The Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration, Inc. is an all-volunteer committee of patriotic citizens who coordinate the Ridgewood Fourth of July Flag Raising, Parade, and Fireworks events. All aspects of the celebration, including the fireworks, parade bands, and evening performers, as well as the necessary police and fire personnel, are funded by the sale of fireworks tickets and the generous contributions made by local business and area residents. The Committee was formed in 1910 to create a “safe and sane” holiday with an emphasis on Patriotism. Today we continue that goal and strive to educate the public of the true meaning of Independence Day. Join us to help plan for the 100th Anniversary of the Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration in 2010. For information please contact the committee at 201-602-1922 or www.ridgewood july4th.org or ridgewood4th@gmail.com