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Gallery: Woonsocket Celebrates Independence Day

Band and fireworks display entertains revelers of all ages.

Throngs of city residents turned out at World War II Veterans Memorial Park for Woonsocket's Fourth of July celebration Sunday night, to watch an impressive display of fireworks light up the night sky while enjoying music by the Swing City Band. 

Steve July 04, 2011 at 04:53 PM
Thanks Sandy, but I think I already know the answer.
Lynne July 04, 2011 at 04:56 PM
i watched them from my house they were beautiful,but collins street had some that were 10 times louder
Sandy Phaneuf July 04, 2011 at 06:11 PM
Steve, during the Veterans' opening ceremony last night, the Mayor said that the fireworks were paid from donations raised at last year's Inaugural Ball, and the band was paid from a donation by the Cloutier family.
Steve July 04, 2011 at 08:59 PM
Thanks Sandy! Appreciate the follow-up.
Steve July 04, 2011 at 11:01 PM
Sandy, from a Woonsocket Call article dated 2/23/2011: Radio station WNRI and the International Brotherhood of Police Officers union chipped in $15,000 to maintain the traditional display of Christmas lights in the mini-park beside City Hall this year. But Fontaine may have set the tone when he donated $15,000 he raised from ticket sales for his inaugural ball to stage the annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration at World War II Park. Asked where the money would come from to pay for fireworks this year, Fontaine thought for a minute, then said, “I don't know.” Sandy, What year did he actually make the donation for? Leo?

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