Meet the 231st Fourth of July Celebration's Chief Marshal
Herculano “Okie” Falcoa
This year’s Chief Marshal is a true native Bristolian. He was born at home on January 8, 1938 and has been a lifelong Bristol resident. He graduated from Colt Memorial High School in 1957. While in high school, he served as President of his Junior Class and served as an Executive Board member during his senior year.
During his days as an athlete at Colt Memorial High School, he starred in football as an offensive center and as a middle linebacker and tackle on defense. He was an All-Division selection in 1956. In 1993, because of his athletic abilities, he was inducted into the Bristol Athletic Hall of Fame.
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Meet the 231st Fourth of July Celebration's Miss and Little Miss Fourth of July
On Saturday, May 28th, more than 400 people gathered in the Mt. Hope High School Auditorium to celebrate the 67th Annual Miss Fourth of July and the 19th Annual Little Miss Fourth of July pageant..
Congratulations to Samantha Golden on being crowned Miss Fourth of July and Claire Chace on being crowned Little Miss Fourth of July.
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Meet the 231st Fourth of July Celebration's Patriotic Speaker - Robert G. Flanders, Jr.
A graduate of Brown University and Harvard Law School, Justice (ret.) Robert G. Flanders, Jr. is a partner in the law firm of Hinckley Allen & Snyder, where he has chaired the firm’s business litigation and municipal restructuring practice groups...
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Meet the 231st Fourth of July Celebration's Hattie Brown Award Recipient - Stan Dimock
The 231st Celebration Hattie Brown Award recipient spent his child hood years in West Hartford Connecticut until 1973 when he left for Lewiston Maine to attend Bates College during the school year and work as a bus boy at Sebago Lake during the summer. Upon graduation from College he made his way to Providence R.I and a career start with Kemper Insurance. A comment by an early boss speaks highly of his character when he was told he was much “too nice” to be handling insurance claims....
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Decorate your ride with Patriotic Pride!!
The Bristol Fourth of July Committee presents the redesigned Rhode Island License Plate to celebrate the Bristol Fourth of July Celebration.
The Committee decided it would increase the probability of increased orders if the license plate accommodated the 6-digits plates. Keeping the same theme, the above plate was recently approved, so we can continue our quest for 900.
There is a one-time fee of $41.50, of which $15.00 goes directly to support the Fourth of July Celebration in Bristol, celebrating since 1785 and $5.00 to the R.I. Veterans Home!!
Plates are available to ALL Rhode Islanders! Fill out the application, which can be downloaded from our License Plate webpage or you can call Judy Squires at 401.253.7885 or Heidi Vermilyea at 401.573.4126
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Bristol Fourth of July Committee's 2016 Drum & Bugle Corps Competition
The Bristol Fourth of July Committee is pleased to announce that the 231st Fourth of July Drum and Bugle Corps Competition, the Summer Music Preview, will be held at Cranston Stadium on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Order your tickets today!!!
"Come on and Take a Free Ride" Promotion
to the Drum and Bugle Corps Competition
For a limited time only, purchase tickets to the Drum and Bugle Corps Competition, Sumer Music Preview, sponsored by the Bristol Foruth of July Committee and ride to and from the show for FREE!!!! Reservations are required.
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Our 231st Consecutive Fourth of July Celebration
Bristol's Annual Fourth of July Celebration, established in 1785, is the oldest continuous celebration of its kind in the United States.
In keeping with that long standing tradition of honoring our nations independence, the Bristol Fourth of July Committee establishes as its mission a means by which we can carry out our mandate to have a patriotic observance in Bristol, Rhode Island that can best exemplify our National Heritage.
The Purpose of this Committee is to formulate, prepare and carry out all plans for the Annual Fourth of July Celebration. All members of the Committee are volunteers. The presiding Chairperson for the 2016/2017 Celebrations is Donna Falcoa.
If you would like to donate to the Bristol Fourth of July Celebration, you can send your donations to the Bristol Fourth of July Committee, for more information on supporting the Celebration please visit the General Chairmans' page.
To become an individual sponsor download the "Proud Supporter" form.
We thank you for your support!
The Military, Civic and Firemen's Parade
The Fourth of July Parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will step-off at the corner of Chestnut Street and Hope Street (Rt. 114) and ends on High Street, between State Street and Bradford Street. Hope Street (Rt. 114) will be closed off beginning at 8:00 a.m., including Poppasquash Road.
Beginning at 7:00 a.m., Chestnut Street, Naomi Street and Sherry Avenue will be close to traffic. A parking ban along the parade route goes into effect the night before the parade.
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Bristol Fourth of July Committee Photo Gallery
Nat Squatrito, Tony Avila, Tammy Mojkowski and
Click to view Nat's photos:
Nat's Photo Webpage
Click to view Tammy's photos:
Tammy's Photo Webpage
Click to view Tony's photos:
Tony's Photo Webpage