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NATICK – For the 3rd consecutive year there will be no 4th of July parade in the Town of Natick.

Natick 4th announced this morning, on Presidents’ day, that the parade would not take place in 2022.

“After in-depth deliberation, the Natick Friends of the 4th Board of Directors announces it will not be able to hold a 2022 Independence Day parade,” noted the social media post.

“After an almost complete dissolution of the previous board of directors in 2018, a small group of less than 10 brand-new volunteers stepped up and pulled off a wonderful 4th of July parade in 2019. Unfortunately, we were not able to hold the parade in 2020 or 2021 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and associated financial changes for sponsors. Our group has now decreased to six volunteers and no longer has the bandwidth or resources to plan, fundraise for, or produce a parade,” said the social media post.

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“Natick Friends of the 4th is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to creating Natick’s annual July 4th celebrations. Volunteers raise money, organize, and present each year’s parade and accompanying festivities. All the events are funded solely by generous contributions from community members and local businesses. We receive no taxpayer funding.”

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