To the Editor: Crozet Independence Day


Dear Crozet Neighbor:

We have something special in Crozet! Something most of our country doesn’t get to enjoy. We have a beautiful environment, a four-season climate, a safe community, a friendly and involved group of citizens who value all the good things that come with living in a small town. It’s a great place to grow up, raise a family, work or retire. People come to Crozet from all over our country to enjoy the quality of life that perhaps they used to know somewhere else, but no longer exists in many cities and towns. We have that here. Let’s not lose it or take it for granted.

I am writing to ask for your enthusiastic support of a small town tradition that should not fade away—our annual Crozet Independence Day parade and fireworks show! We have a lot to be thankful for and to celebrate. Let’s honor our volunteer fire department and rescue squads for all the time and care they put in to serving us. Let’s lend our financial support to our Crozet Park as it tries to complete a fund-raising goal to pay for an all-season dome over the pool. Let’s celebrate our country’s freedom and also our Crozet way of life with a wonderful fireworks display.

I am working with a dedicated group of local individuals and businesses to see that this symbolic event continues in our town. We are planning a fun event on Saturday, July 2, with a parade down Crozet Avenue starting at 4 p.m. and a fireworks show beginning that evening at 9:30 in Crozet Park. These events involve a lot of donated time from a lot of individuals, but they can’t happen without financial contributions, too. We need to raise $6,500 to pay the fireworks company and several thousand dollars over that to cover the costs of other activities, etc.

July will be here before you know it!  Won’t you join me by sending a check today to help with these expenses?

Please make your tax-deductible charitable donation to the Downtown Crozet Association, Inc., c/o The Crozet Gazette, P.O. Box 863, Crozet, Virginia 22932 and note on the memo line “fireworks donation.” You or your company’s name will be listed in the upcoming edition of the Crozet Gazette as a proud supporter of this community event. Please give as generously as you can so that all of our town might enjoy this patriotic community tradition.

Sandy Wilcox
President, Downtown Crozet Association