New Rochelle’s July 4 Fireworks are saved! Here is the release from the City, which received a donation from the S.E.L.F. – Help Foundation, Inc, (standing for “Sane Enlightened Life Force,”) which includes the New School of Learning and the Poet’s Corner on Main Street.
Grucci Fireworks will once again light up the night in New Rochelle on July 4th, thanks to the generosity of a local foundation and numerous community partners.
In April, the City of New Rochelle began soliciting funds for the City’s three main community events: the Memorial Day and Thanksgiving Parades, and the July 4th Fireworks. While funding for the parades was nearly complete, the fireworks still lacked a primary sponsor. This week, that need was met by the S.E.L.F.-Help Foundation, Inc., a local not-for-profit organization in New Rochelle. Their contribution coupled with those of other donors enables the event to take place as hoped.
“The donation was given out of respect for America and love for New Rochelle,” said Guru Madeleine, Founder and President of the S.E.L.F.- Help Foundation, Inc. “In keeping with our Mission Statement, it is up to us as individual citizens to show we care, and participate as vibrant members on every level. This gift was an opportunity to put our faith into action.”
The “Spark the Sound” Independence Day Fireworks Display will begin at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday July 4, rain or shine. Fireworks can be seen from waterfront parks, especially Hudson and Five Islands.