Op-Ed: City of Everett holds successful Independence Day Celebration
By Mayor Carlo DeMaria
I want to give a big thanks to everyone who attended the City of Everett’s Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 7. We welcomed a crowd of over 7,000 people to Glendale Park to enjoy a day of food, activities, entertainment, and a grand finale fireworks show. All of the City workers and volunteers did an amazing job. I know they all appreciated having so many residents come out to join in the fun. It made all of the hard work worth every minute.
For the second year in a row, I was really excited to see fireworks for our Independence Day Celebration. They were pretty spectacular and I am glad we were able to continue this tradition in our community. I am happy that people from all over came and visited Everett and shared in the excitement and celebration of all that Everett is and is becoming.
Community celebrations, such as this one, are one of the reasons why Everett was named one of the top ten places to live in Massachusetts. Everett is a place where we live, work, and celebrate together. Our community is so alive and vibrant. As Mayor, it has always been important for me to make sure that my administration offers a variety of programs, events, and opportunities for our residents, and I greatly appreciate that so many people come out to enjoy these programs.
On behalf of all our residents, I would also like to thank all the community organizations that helped sponsor this year’s event, as well as all of our other activities. Without their help we would not be able to provide all that we do for our residents. Thank you to Wheelabrator, Schnitzer, Kelley & Ryan Associates, Stateline Graphics, Paul W. Marks, Everett Bank, The Square Deli, Senior Whole Health, The Collins Family, RCN, Century Bank, KP Law, Honda Cars of Boston, Unibank, Beta Group Inc., Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Rocco Funeral Home, Senator Sal DiDomenico, State Representative Joe McGonagle, Everett City Council, Councilor John Hanlon, Gerly Adrien, Restaurant Depot, McKinnon’s, Piantedosi’s, Home Depot, Market Basket, Kayem Foods, Xfinity, Stop & Shop.