Five Things You Need To Know Today: Fourth of July Edition
The events and happenings around town this Independence Day.
- Canoe Race. The Annual Canoe Races kick off at 8:00 a.m. The event is hosted by the Cranford Canoe Club. Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each of the several categories.
- Firecracker Four Mile. The 32nd Annual Firecracker Four Mile Run will take place at Nomahegan Park at 9:00 a.m. The event is sponsored by Investors Savings Bank and the Cranford Jaycees. Registration is $25 and includes a t-shirt while supplies last. Raffles will be held and prizes awarded during post race festivities.
- Bike Decorating Contest. A Bike Decorating Contest will be held at Nomahegan Park at 1:30 p.m. All bikes must be decorated at home. The contest will be broken into several age groups; four and under, five to seven, and eight to 10 years old. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be awarded in each age group.
- Games and Races. Fun games for all ages will be held at Nomahegan Park beginning at 2:00 p.m. Ribbons will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for each game. Every child will receive a participation ribbon. There will be food vendors in the park offering zeppoles, pork and beef barbecue, sausage and hot dogs, ice cream and assorted drinks from 2:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
- Fireworks Display. The Cranford Recreation and Parks Department is hosting Fourth of July Fireworks to help honor Cranford's 140th Anniversary. The event will take place this evening beginning at 9:05 p.m. at Nomahegan Park. The fireworks will be much larger this year to commemorate Cranford's anniversary, and will include a special anniversary wish from Garden State Fireworks. Limited parking will be available at Union County College, however, residents are urged to walk if possible.