Guilford CT is a classic New England small town with a strong and vibrant community. Much of this community is centered around regular annual events including the Independence Day Fireworks, the Christmas Tree Lighting and the Arts & Crafts Festival.
Guilford CT recently cut the annual Independence Day Fireworks celebration from the 2011 budget. The Guilford Parks and Recreation Commission and Guilford CT Board of Selectmen cut the Fireworks from the budget to avoid tax increases. As a resident of Guilford, I'm a huge fan of the town fireworks and would hate to see this event canceled.
The good news is that town residents, including Realtor® Adrian Price of Page Taft Real Estate, have spearheaded an effort to raise money to save the fireworks. The New Haven Register recently covered this story.
Adrian and Ed Bartlett of CT Out and About have worked to keep the fireworks going through an active fund-raising campaign.
If successful, this year's Guilford fireworks display will be the best yet - because the Guilford community rallied to keep the event going.