On behalf of the Family Fourth Committee, I would like to thank all who supported the 33rd New Canaan Family Fourth Celebration at Waveny Park by purchasing an entrance pass to attend this salute to the stars and stripes and commemoration of Independence Day.

We had a beautiful day, clear skies and a warm breeze. The fireworks show was a grand finale from start to finish. It was another memorable Fourth of July -- an outstanding evening of family fun, wonderful music, great food and spectacular fireworks. Your support makes this great New Canaan tradition possible.

The show could not have gone on without the energy, resources and commitment of the following:

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Family Fourth Committee; fire marshal; fire and police departments; parks, public works and recreation departments; Community Emergency Response Team; volunteer ambulance corps; the Town Band; Master of Ceremonies Dan Taylor; Exchange Club; Garelick & Herbs; our sponsors and benefactors; and those who worked from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on the Fourth to set up and take down all of the necessary infrastructure and equipment.

A special thanks this year to the Town Band and Master of Ceremonies Dan Taylor; they really add the ambiance and flare to the evening. The police and CERT volunteers did a wonderful job handling traffic flow; the park was empty about 30 minutes after the fireworks ended. And I offer special kudos, as always, to our organizer, Steve Benko, for his tireless efforts in creating a quintessential Fourth of July celebration.

Please send any comments, thoughts and suggestions for next year to me at Town Hall.

Tom Stadler, chairman

New Canaan Family Fourth