Township Council Commends Grippo For July 4th Celebration


Township Councilman James Vassanella (D-Ward 5), right, reads a commendation for Bill Grippo at the Sept. 13 Township Council meeting.

Bill Grippo, the longtime head of the township’s July 4th celebration committee, was commended by the Township Council at its Sept. 13 meeting.

The commendation, Grippo said, “belongs to all the people” who contributed to the event.

“Every year I go about the fun of asking for money for this event, and every year there are more donors,” he said. “It’s a special time in Franklin.”

“We do the July 4th celebration to honor America,” he said. “When those fireworks go off, there’s a feeling in that crowd that brings people together.”

Contributors to this year’s display were:

  • Adams, Buchan & Palo, LLC
  • Appraisal Consultants Corp.
  • Arcari & Iovino Architects PC
  • Briar Manor Developers LLC
  • Buist Inc.
  • Carroll Engineering Corporation
  • CMS Associates
  • DeCotiis, Fitzpatrick & Cole LLP
  • Dennis A. Auciello
  • F. Greek Dvelopment
  • Fancy Heat Corporation
  • Garden State Exhibit Center
  • Green Hill Manor Villa LLC
  • Hatch Mott MacDonald
  • Hodulik & Morrison, PA
  • House Food America Coporation
  • Investors Bank
  • Joy Systems
  • Law Office of Charly Gayden
  • McEnery, Brady & Co.
  • MICRO Corp.
  • Novel laboratories
  • Oticon
  • Praise Presbyterian Church
  • Rajiv Prasad
  • Resta’s Car Care
  • Revelation Coaching Services
  • RPM Development
  • Russo Development
  • Shaun Shaffer & Rafanello
  • Stage House
  • Trap Rock Industries
  • VanCleef Engineering Associates
  • Venus Jewelrs & Gemologists
  • Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, PC


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