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Worcester's Fireworks Are Ready to Dazzle Independence Day Revelers!

Worcester, MA (June 25, 2012) - It’s the time of year when the city comes together to “ooo” and “ahh” at the bright and booming fireworks display sponsored by Fallon Community Health Plan. The Independence Day festivities will take place on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at East Park on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester.

The park will open at 6 pm, with plenty of food and entertainment. Hot dogs, hamburgers, snacks, and lots of sweet treats will be available from vendors to satisfy spectators as they grab a spot early. Fun games and activities for the little ones at the Kid’s Korner will keep the youngsters entertained as they await the show. The celebration will begin with a ceremonial flag raising at 7:30 pm, followed by a patriotic performance by the acclaimed Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra, as part of their Summer Concert Series. The sky will be lit with a brilliant firework show at approximately 9:30 pm to commemorate the birth of our nation.

“Worcester is an extraordinary city that Fallon Community Health Plan has been very proud to call its home for the past 35 years,” said Patrick Hughes, President and CEO of Fallon Community Health Plan. “The opportunity to be a part of this wonderful, family-fun tradition is particularly meaningful to us, and just one small way that we can show our gratitude for the outstanding support we’ve received over the years from the community.”

The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce plays a major role in coordinating the event. Richard B. Kennedy, president and CEO of the Chamber states, "The Chamber is pleased to coordinate Worcester's Fourth of July celebration and appreciate the support of so many organizations who have once again stepped up to the plate to make the evening a reality. Thousands will share in this wonderful community spirit as we unite to celebrate our independence.”

The fireworks celebration is coordinated by the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce and the City of Worcester.

Other sponsors include: Price Chopper, Polar Beverages, Telegram and Gazette, 96.1 WSRS, WTAG 580AM/94.9FM, Charter TV 3, Charter, and Charter Business.

The Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra’s appearance is part of its 62nd consecutive year of admission-free summer concerts whose sponsorship in 2012 is underwritten by Charter, Charter Business, Bank of America and a number of other local companies and institutions.

The rain date is scheduled for Thursday, July 5.

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