VVA & The Town of East Haven FIREWORKS-BEACH PARTY

featuring performance by “Merchants of Cool” a tribute to “Foreigner,” “Bad Company” and “Journey”
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Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 484 and Mayor Joseph Maturo, Jr. have announced that this year’s 18th Annual Fireworks/Beach Party celebration. This year’s event will take place on Saturday June 30th and feature a musical performance by “Merchants of Cool” a tribute to “Foreigner,” “Bad Company” and “Journey”. The festivities will once again include another fun-filled day of food, music and live entertainment, which will begin at 12 noon and continue right up to launch time (approximately 9 pm). The rain date, which will be limited entertainment and the fireworks, will be Monday July 2, 2018.
 
The Committee is also pleased to announce that McDermott Auto Group, Stop & Shop Supermarket Company has once again joined PMA Companies, the VVA and the Town in presenting the following entertainment:
 
“Mid Life Crisis”                                                        12:00PM to 2:00PM
“Hit List”                                                                    2:30PM to 4:30PM
“Juice Box”                                                               5:00PM to 7:00PM
“Merchants of Cool”                                                 7:30PM to 8:45PM
      (Tribute to Foreigner, Bad Company and Journey)
“Rob & Karen’s Salute To America’s Hero’s”        9:15PM
 
In addition to musical performances which will begin at noon, WPLR-FM 99.1 will be on the town beach adding to the entertainment.
 
A limited number of food vendors and concessionaires will be in the immediate area.
 
COMMITTEE HAS ONE FOOD VENDOR SPOT REMAINING !
Vietnam Veterans Association, Chapter 484 is now seeking applications from food vendors for the one final spot remaining.  Please contact Dominic Onofrio of the VVA, Chapter 484 at (203) 494-3702 for permit applications and other related information. 

 

As a reminder, street access to the beach will be limited beginning at 9 am.  Cosey Beach Avenue will be closed from the intersection of Second Avenue to Philips Street.  Similarly, Coe Avenue will be closed from the Bradford Street intersection to the beach.  The East Haven Police Department will be posting notices and directing motorists in and around the general vicinity of the town beach.

 
Although the fireworks are presented in a cooperative effort with the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 484 and the Town of East Haven, the majority of funding is obtained from private businesses and some personal donations.  To that end, donations may be mailed to VVA Fireworks 2018 c/o Mayor’s Office, 250 Main Street, East Haven, CT 06512.
 
FOR FURTHER COMMENTS, PLEASE CONTACT:
 
Annarose Russo, VVA Chapter 484, Fireworks 2016 Co-Chairperson
Tel: (203) 468-6611    Cell:  (203) 996-7139                          vvanewsct@gmail.com          
 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Joseph T. Coppola., Assistant Director of Administration & Management
Tel: (203) 468-3205                                                                eh.jcoppola@gmail.com