The Fourth of July Committee has been busy organizing and raising money for the upcoming Independence Day celebration at Ipswich River Park.
Unlike last year, this year's festivities will only take place on July 4. There will not be a three-day carnival this year, but Randi DeLoreto of the committee said the event will kick off at noon and there will be "vendors, fun and food."
The committee's hard work has paid off. The group made its fundraising goal, but DeLoreto said donations are still being accepted "to be able to keep the tradition alive."
The event is strictly run on donations. The Town of North Reading does not donate any money to the event.
"We would like to thank everyone that did donate and ask that if the people of North Reading enjoy the fireworks on the 4th, that they please help out in any way they can for next year. Whether it be in donations or volunteering at some fundraisers or even helping out on the 4th," she said.