Photo Caption: (L-R): Michael Soter (Chairman, Bellingham Board of Selectman), Ann Sherry (Sr. Vice President/Customer Care & Relationship Development, Charles River Bank), Michael Tuite (Assistant Vice President/Bellingham Branch Officer of Charles River Bank), and Denis Fraine (Bellingham Town Administrator).

Every year the Town of Bellingham hosts a fun-filled 4th of July celebration and this year’s event will feature even more exciting entertainment and activities. 2016 marks Bellingham’s 20th anniversary of hosting this family oriented celebration of our nation’s Independence Day.

Charles River Bank has supported the Town of Bellingham’s July 4th celebration since opening its Bellingham office. This year Charles River Bank Sr. Vice President Ann Sherry and AVP & Bellingham Branch Officer Michael Tuite presented Bellingham Board of Selectman Chairman Mike Soter and Town Administrator Denis Fraine with a donation of $1,000 to help offset some of the expenses of the fireworks and musical entertainment.

“Each year this event has been funded through donations and, once again, businesses like Charles River Bank are stepping up in a big way,” stated Fraine.

This year’s celebration will be held on Monday, July 4th. Free parking for this event is available at both the Bellingham Middle School and High School on Blackstone Street. At 6:30 PM there will be a concert featuring the band, Pieces of Eight, and at approximately 9:30 PM the always much anticipated fireworks show created by the Rhode Island Pyrotechnics begins. Local youth groups and school organizations will be offering refreshments and 4th of July novelties.