The Fourth of July committee has given Narberth years of memories and beloved traditions. This committee is an independent non-profit organization with its own governing body and bylaws, and is not a part of Borough government, although the Borough has historically supported and worked with the Committee by, for example, allowing them to store materials on Borough property, free of charge — a privilege that has not been granted to other Narberth organizations.
The members of the Fourth of July recently announced that they wished to retire the committee, citing an inability to offer large-scale events with the lack of volunteers. Narberth Forward Together honors and salutes the Fourth of July Committee for all that it has done for our town.
Immediately after learning of the Fourth of July Committee’s retirement plan, Councilor Rickards jumped into action and began coordinating a transition plan. A new umbrella structure for all Narberth events and traditions will be detailed soon. Additionally, the Finance and Administration committee will review a proposal to increase the support currently allotted for Narberth-wide events (through the Narberth Business Association) to assure that our favorite traditions will be sustainable and secure for generations to come. This will be an opportunity for new families to start traditions of volunteerism and continue the legacy of our beloved Fourth of July Committee.
The Fourth of July Committee members have earned their retirement and Council will honor them for the gift they have given to our community and families. Stay tuned for details!Click here to read more about Narberth issues.