Planning Underway For July 4 Celebration

The architects of the township’s July 4 celebration are looking to expand the kind of entertainment offered to residents.

Township Councilman Carl R.A. Wright (D-Ward 4), a member of the planing committee, said at the Feb. 3 council meeting that the group has “a  lot on the agenda.”

“We’re looking at a $17,000 budget,” he said. “It’s not an inexpensive proposition. Most of that money goes to the fireworks and labor.”

All of the money spent in the township’s annual Independence Day celebration is raised from donations.

This year’s event is set for July 2, with a rain date of July 10, Wright said.

Among the expanded offerings the committee hopes to present, Wright said, are a Motown revue, an appearance by the National Guard and “increased participation” from the senior dancers and singers.

“We want to come up with things the citizens of Franklin Township would like,” he said.

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