The annual fireworks will be held on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 (Rain date: July 2, 2014). The Parks and Recreation Department is accepting donations from individuals and businesses for this event. For details, contact the office at 870-3520.
July in the Sky Fireworks
The 69th Annual July in the Sky Fireworks will be held Tuesday, July 1st, with a rain date of Wednesday, July 2nd at the Veterans War Memorial Tower in Henry Park.
There are two main viewing sites, Henry Park and downtown Rockville. The gates will open at 6:00 p.m. The display will be launched at approximately 9:40 p.m.
At Henry Park’s Fun Zone, there will be a food court, entertainment, giant inflatable toys, face painting and glow toys.
In downtown Rockville, there will be the popular Push, Pedal, Pull Patriotic Parade, food court, entertainment and glow toys.
The event sponsors are Rockville Bank Foundation and Price Chopper.
Any business interested in having a 4’x8’ sign displayed, year round at the Henry Park softball field are asked to contact the P&R office regarding details. Henry Park has over 200,000 participants that use the Park. There are numerous special events that take place in the Park. There isn’t a more visible place in Vernon- take advantage of this opportunity.
SEND A KID TO CAMP
The Vernon Parks and Recreation Department is looking for sponsorships to send a child to camp this upcoming summer. A $75 sponsorship can send a child to camp for a full week. Either donate on your own or get a group of people to pitch in and help one child. Our goal is to give 100 children the opportunity to go to camp this summer that may not usually be able to attend.
SAVE A LIFE
The Vernon Parks and Recreation Department is kicking off our “Save A Life” campaign. Nationally, drowning remains the second-leading cause of accidental death among children, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. An estimated 300 children under the age of 5 drown in swimming pools and spas every year, and more than 4,200 kids 15 and younger visit hospital emergency rooms because of non-fatal submersion injuries, including those that result in permanent brain damage.
The Town of Vernon is acting upon this upsetting statistic and has created the “Save A Life” Program, which is intended to send children to swim lessons for free. A $45 donation can send a child through 8 classes of swim lessons. Become a hero and SAVE A LIFE today.
Donations can be made payable and mailed to:
The Town of Vernon
120 South Street
Vernon, CT 06066
SUMMER DAYS CARNIVAL
The 6th Annual Summer Days Carnival will be held July 23rd through July 26th at the former Connecticut Golfland Complex. Rides, food, and game booths will be offered. The Lions Club will have a Duck Race on Saturday. The event organizers are The Town of Vernon, Parks and Recreation Department, The Rockville Exchange Club, and The Vernon Lions Club.