Natick Friends of the 4th 

News & Updates

Peter's Postings
Sept. 10

Whew! What an amazing Natick Days! Thank you to all who stopped by our booth and played "Spin to Win!"  A great time was had by all.  ... even when the skies opened up and soaked us as we cleaned up.  We want to thank Rhode Island Novelty for their donation of a case of toys for our event. A special thank you to the Natick Moms Facebook Group who helped us with stuffed animal donations.

July 18
Sadly an era has come to an end in Natick!
Vangie Sticka

Lawrence "Vangie" Sticka passed away on July 14th at the young age of 89:

Vangie was my spotter at the Natick High School football games for many years and will always be remembered for being "the bus driver extraordinaire", "the keeper of the bubble gum" and for singing the Natick High School fight song.  If you were to look up "Townie" in the dictionary, there is no question that it would be his picture that you would see.  He loved this town and was very proud to have lived his entire life here.
My condolences to the family, friends and students that knew him.

Rest in Peace Vangie!


July 5:
Thank you Natick for a great parade! One participant said "that this was the best organized parade that he has participated in."

July 3:
Parade is tomorrow!  Let's get excited for a terrific parade!  We have been working very hard planning this year's celebrations!

Playing little catchup with results from Natick Voice and Postcard Contest.
Natick's Voice was another terrific event with at least 8 contestants.
Winner:  Abigail Beard   Runner Up: Daurianne Marshall
Voice 2017 Winner and Runner Up

Mae Pearlstein is the postcard winner!
Winnin Postcard

June 29:
Tonight's double feature:  Natick's Voice Competition and the Children's Parade on the Common starting at 6:30 pm.
Here are the prizes for the Children's Parade Winners. And the winner of the Patriotic Postcard contest will be announced.
Prize Ribbons

June 25:
The celebration has started with the Mini Triathlon this morning at Memorial Beach. Join us on Monday night at the Common to hear the music of Classic Groove. This event is sponsored by Middlesex Savings Bank and Natick Recreation and Parks. Here is the flyer for this year's celebration.  Reminder the postcard contest closes on Tuesday. Here are the newest documents. You can submit a digital entry to

Thanks to Natick Pegasus, you can now see the parade online:

Peter Mundy, Chair  4/6/17

Articles from the Metrowest Daily News and the Natick Bulletin and Tab about the 2016 celebrations!

Media Notes:

Here are some parade photos from Maureen Sullivan and Rose Huling. (updated 7/10/15)

Here are some photos from the MetroWest Daily News Gallery.

Thank you to our 2017 event sponsors:

Official sponsor of Family Night:  Middlesex Savings Bank logo   
Official sponsor of Natick's VOICE:
MutuaOne Bank logo

*** Natick's 4th of July Celebrations and activities are supported by donations from our generous sponsors.

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