Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Our 2015 Celebration

Our 2015 theme is 60 years of Celebrating July 4th!
The Friends of the Fourth is an all-volunteer organization; it does not receive any funding from the town of Natick. We are in dire need of your support. We need to rely on private/corporate sponsors like you to raise the approximately $35,000 plus that is required in order to put on this year’s celebration.   We are looking forward to a great celebration.

 Middlesex Savings Bank is the official sponsor of Family Night on the Common.

MutualOne Bank is the official sponsor of Natick's Voice on the Common.

Volunteers and ideas are always welcome. Visit www.natick4th.org for updates and contact information.

PRESENTING Sponsors ($1500 or more)

A huge thank you to the 2015 PRESENTING Sponsors for their generosity! PRESENTING sponsors are those who have contributed $1500 or more. Please visit them and thank them for their support of Natick's 4th of July Activities.

Official Event Sponsors are listed first.  
Then we list the PRESENTING Sponsors are listed in alphabetical order:

Middlesex Savings Bank www.middlesexbank.com
Official Sponsor of Natick's Family Night on the Common

Mutual One Bank  www.mutualone.com
Official Sponsor of Natick's Voice on the Common

  Cognex www.cognex.com

Lexus of Northborough  www.lexusofnorthborough.com

MathWorks  www.mathworks.com

WHITE Sponsors ($500 up to $999)

A big thank you to the 2015 White Sponsors for their generosity! WHITE sponsors are those who have contributed $500 up to $999. Please visit them and thank them for their support of Natick's 4th of July Activities.

Sponsors are listed in alphabetical order:
Brigham-Gill Motorcars www.brighamgillmotorcars.com/index.htm

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

BLUE Sponsors (up to $499)

Thank you to the 2015 BLUE Sponsors for their generosity! BLUE sponsors are those who have contributed up to $499, discounted goods or services, donated materials or services or donated gift certificates.

Please visit them and thank them for their support of Natick's 4th of July Activities.

Sponsors are listed in alphabetical order: 
Alltype Digital Graphics  www.alltype.com
B&B Land Corp. 508-655-7520
FUN Enterprises www.funent.com
FunStuf Rentals www.funstufrentals.com 
IVG (InTown Veterinary Group) www.ivghospitals.com  
Morse Institute Library morseinstitute.org
Morse Tavern www.morsetavern.com
Natick-MetroWest Kiwanis Club natickmetrowestkiwanis.iconosites.com
Natick Public Works www.natickma.gov/public-works
Natick Recreation and Parks https://www.facebook.com/NatickRecParks


Cognex Corporation is the world’s leading provider of vision systems, vision software, vision sensors and surface inspection systems used in manufacturing automation.  Cognex is also a leader in industrial ID readers. Cognex vision helps companies improve product quality, eliminate production errors, lower manufacturing costs, and exceed consumer expectations for high quality products at an affordable price.

Contributions made under Cognex’s corporate donations program reflect the company’s philosophy of working hard, playing hard, and staying healthy.  For example, in the “Work Hard” category, Cognex has given grants that promote education (primarily math and science), such as helping a local elementary school to build computer networks, and purchasing new equipment for a middle school science laboratory.  In the “Play Hard” category, the company has sponsored community events that promote fun and celebration, such as a children’s Halloween party and parade, a concert on the town common for residents, and an after-the-prom party for high school students.  Donations in the “Stay Healthy” category primarily support organizations that offer assistance to the blind and vision-impaired (in recognition of the fact that Cognex manufactures vision systems and sensors) and to projects that help cities and towns purchase lifesaving equipment for their communities.

Cognex Corporation
One Vision Drive
Natick, MA 01760-2059

Sales: 855-426-4639
Support: 508-650-4100


Middlesex Savings Bank

Middlesex Savings Bank is one of the largest and strongest banks in Massachusetts with assets exceeding $4 billion. We have 29 branches and 5 business-lending centers serving 24 area communities.  As a mutual savings bank we don’t have shareholders.  That means we can focus on the long run well-being of business and consumer customers in our towns.  We have been an independent community bank for over 175 years and cannot be sold. That independence helps us fulfill our community mission.  We strive to provide outstanding value to customers by maintaining fee levels that are typically lower than large banking institutions.  What’s more, we are committed to advancing the work of the many community organizations and non-profits that make our towns outstanding places to live.

At Middlesex we believe that when community institutions are strong, the community prospers and we succeed as a community bank.

We are pleased to continue to support the efforts and activities of the Friends of the 4th of July, Inc.

Middlesex Savings Bank is the official sponsor of Family Night.


MutualOne Bank

MutualOne Bank was established in 2012, following the consolidation of Framingham Co-operative Bank and Natick Federal Savings Bank into one institution.

MutualOne Bank builds upon the strengths developed by the two original mutual institutions during their long and proud history of service to residents and businesses in MetroWest communities.

MutualOne Bank meets the needs of its customers with a variety of checking, savings, consumer loan, home financing, and commercial programs, supported by exceptional personal service and the latest technology.

For more information on our products and services, please visit our website, stop by one our branches or call us at (508) 820-4000.

People you can count on.

MutualOne Bank is the official sponsor of Natick's Voice on the Common.
We are delighted to support the Friends of the 4th's activities and celebrations.



MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on its products to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development. Employing more than 3000 people, The MathWorks was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, with offices and representatives throughout the world. The company has been profitable every year since its inception and is privately held.

MATLAB and Simulink are used throughout the automotive, aerospace, communications, electronics, and industrial automation industries as fundamental tools for research and development. They are also used for modeling and simulation in increasingly technical fields, such as financial services and computational biology. MATLAB and Simulink enable the design and development of a wide range of advanced products, including automotive systems, aerospace flight control and avionics, telecommunications and other electronics equipment, industrial machinery, and medical devices. More than 5000 colleges and universities around the world use MATLAB and Simulink for teaching and research in a broad range of technical disciplines.

MathWorks is committed to acting responsibly as a global corporate citizen. Our core values and conviction to "Do the Right Thing" guide us in leveraging our unique company strengths for meaningful outcomes. We believe that investing in our Social Mission Program helps us to lead in both our communities and the field of technical computing.

We support the vitality of the communities in which we work by contributing to organizations that help develop and enrich our cities and towns and by participating in local initiatives.

We are proud to contribute to the Natick community.

3 Apple Hill Drive
Natick, MA 01760-2098


Lexus of Northborough

Lexus of Northborough has been a proud sponsor of the Natick friends of the Fourth for close to a decade.

At Lexus of Northborough, we take pride in being a locally-owned, trusted member of the community. And as an award winning Elite of Lexus dealer, we always put our customers first. Our Sales Department has been ranked the #1 Lexus dealer in the nation for customer satisfaction for four years in a row.

Whether you are looking for a Pre-owned vehicle under $10,000, a Certified Pre-owned Lexus that looks and feels like new, or a brand new Lexus, we are your one-stop shop for all of your automotive needs.

When you walk into our dealership, whether to purchase a vehicle or visit our service department, you should feel like a guest in our home. Please contact me directly if you ever feel we could have done better, or if our staff has not addressed your concerns to your satisfaction.

Lexus of Northborough
Route 9 14 Belmont St
Northborough, MA 01532


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Kiwanis Club of Natick-MetroWest

Kiwanis Club of Natick Metrowest, Inc. serving our community since 1946. We invite you to our July 4th fundraiser, our annual Pancake Breakfast,  First Congregational Church (2 East Central St.) from 7:00 am - 12:00 pm.  Adults $6, Kids $3.

The Natick-Metrowest Kiwanis Club is a group of volunteers that come together to help children and families in our community. We conduct numerous service projects in the area and award college scholarships to area high school seniors going to college.

We also raise funds to support our service projects, local charities and pediatric research at Tufts Medical Center's Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Institute in Boston.

Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Kiwanis and its youth-oriented Service Leadership Programs serve communities in more than 80 countries and geographic areas.

Natick-Metrowest Kiwanis Club is pleased to support the activities of Natick Friends of the 4th.


Thursday, April 2, 2015

B & B Land Corp.

B & B Land Corporation offers a variety of real estate services. The staff are both friendly and knowledgable.  B &B Land Corp. is pleased to sponsor the Friends of the 4th activities.

B & B Land Corp
10 Union Street, Suite 304
Natick, MA 01760

Brigham-Gill Motorcars

Massachusetts Jeep dealer Brigham-Gill Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram wants you to take control of New England's roads in an exciting Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge or Ram that you'll be proud to own. With a convenient location at 817 Worcester Road (Route 9) in Natick, MA, a friendly, experienced sales team waiting to help you and four great automotive brands in one place, our Massachusetts Jeep dealer offers convenience and quality customer service you won't find anywhere else.

Brigham-Gill is proud to have been a top Massachusetts Jeep dealer for over 40 years. We serve Natick and the surrounding Metro West region, and Massachusetts Jeep, Dodge, Ram and Chrysler shoppers know our dealership is where they'll find the best selection of quality cars, trucks, SUVs, 4x4 Jeeps, and vans
Our Massachusetts Jeep Dodge dealer is also the only factory-authorized Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep service facility in the Natick, Framingham and Boston areas, offering expert auto repair for all Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles.
We are pleased to sponsor the activities and celebrations of the Friends of the Fourth!

Brigham-Gill Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram
817 Worcester Rd. (Route 9)
Natick, MA 01760

Sales:  877-881-6196
Service: 888-701-5825
Parts: 877-897-6818

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Fun Enterprises, Inc.

Welcome to FUN Enterprises | Corporate and College Event Entertainment Ideas
FUN Enterprises, Inc. – creating memorable experiences since 1989.

As a company, FUN Enterprises, tries to help groups and organizations that are doing wonderful and unique things in the community.  We believe in the philosophy of “pay it forward.” We have certain organizations we are passionate about because of our employees personal involvement with the organization: Alzheimer’s Foundation; Veteran’s Business Owners Initiative; Making Strides - Breast Cancer Awareness; School on Wheels, MA; #Socktober. This is just a small number of groups we are passionate about.

Each year, FUN Enterprises contributes between $40,000-$50,000 to non-profit groups and organizations in the form of monetary donations and discounted programs.

We are an interactive novelty entertainment company that provides services to educational, corporate and private events. But what does that mean?

It means that we help organizations create memorable experiences at events. Whether it is students, customers, clients, employees, family or friends, we want them to leave your event saying “That was AMAZING!” When people leave an event with enthusiasm and excitement, they remember YOU. What better way to create positive brand recognition.

We have hundreds of different programs from photo and artistic to entertainment and education, each leaving your guests with an experience related to the goals of your event.

  • We begin the process by listening and evaluating your client needs as well as your expectations. 
  • We look at the programs available to see how we can tie them into the experience you are trying to create. 
  • We identify products, performers and entertainers to complement the event. 
  • We make sure our staff arrives in a timely manner, is appropriately dressed and delivers the experience you and your guests are expecting. 
  • Lastly, we make sure you are happy with the results and outcomes.
FUN Enterprises, Inc. is also the exclusive booking agent for leadership speaker, Michael Miller. Michael is an inspirational leader who possess a rare blend of knowledge, passion, enthusiasm and the ability to focus and inspire any group, from the CEO to freshman entering college.

Whether you’re planning a small private gathering or a major event for thousands, FUN Enterprises, Inc. would like to work with you. Our tagline is “Our BEST Event is Yours”. We want to give you all the time and consideration necessary for a FUN and engaging event.

Let us help you create your next AMAZING experience. Call Ken Abrahams or AC Anders at 781-436-3187 and begin the process today.
We make it easy.
We make it FUN!

FUN Enterprises

Morse Tavern

The Morse name has carried centuries of tradition in the Natick and surrounding Metrowest area.  While searching for a concept change and name for the Tavern, Sharon and John Stournaras, owners of the restaurant, decided to incorporate the years of Morse name history and the Olde Morse Tavern (the first tavern in Natick MA) philosophy...the great food and great place to rest your feet theory.

Morse Tavern
85 East Central Street (Rt. 135)
Natick, MA 01760

​Open every day​

​Phone: 508-655-7878

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Morse Institute Library

Morse Institute Library, “Natick’s Community Library,” stands in the heart of downtown Natick. The beautifully remodeled building houses 200,000 books, magazines, newspapers, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks.

You’ll find the latest bestsellers, popular movies, current magazines and newspapers, and local history information. We also offer reduced admission passes to area museums, including many major Boston museums.

A Natick library card gives you 24/7 online access to eBooks and digital audiobooks, magazine and journal articles, and premium resources for homework help, business research, and all-ages learning.

Free Wi-Fi, public computers, and an abundance of comfortable reading and study areas make the library a popular stopping place. With quality programs for all ages, meeting rooms for the public, art and history exhibits, and a friendly and knowledgeable staff ready to help you find information, master new technology, or discover your next favorite book, we strive to be an essential part of our community.

Morse Institute Library is proud to be a sponsor of one of Natick's best community traditions, the annual Fourth of July Celebration.

Morse Institute Library
14 East Central St.
Natick, MA 01760


Friday, June 6, 2014

IVG (InTown Veterinary Group)

Established in 1979, IVG (InTown Veterinary Group) is comprised of a team of accomplished veterinary professionals dedicated to providing compassionate care to pets and their families using the most advanced medical solutions available today. We care about your pet because you care about your pet. Your bond is important to each and every staff member at every one of our hospitals.

At IVG, we value the long-term relationships we have built with yourselves, your family’s veterinarian and the pets you love. As we continue to expand our hospitals and services, we remain committed to maintaining the highest standards of compassion, empathy, and medical care for the benefit of our clients, colleagues and the greater community of pet owners.  IVG creates value by advancing the veterinary profession through our leadership in medicine, education, and our promotion of the human-animal bond.

Our mission is founded on the principles of ensuring the highest standards of medical quality are always met, developing new opportunities for education for our staff, clients and pet owners in general, all with empathy for the pet and the owner at the core of our every interaction


IVG MetroWest
5 Strathmore Rd.
Natick, MA 01760

Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital
Woburn, MA 01801

Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Bulger Veterinary Hospital
North Andover, MA 01845
ER: 978-725-5544 GP: 978-682-9905

Monday, June 2, 2014

Natick Public Works

We are able to have clean water, sanitation, safe streets and neighborhoods, and much more because of Natick Public Works. So when you see a street sweeper, a sewer or waterline maintenance crew, a garbage or salt truck, or police and fire, remember they are serving you and your community.

Public works plays a key role in the planning, building and maintenance of infrastructure projects in their communities that will allow future generations to  enjoy a higher quality of life.

Natick Public Works is delighted to support the activities of the Friends of the 4th.

Natick Public Works
75 West Street
Natick, MA 0760


Natick Pegasus

Natick Pegasus is the public access corporation serving the town of Natick. We provide public access programming, education programming and coverage of government meetings

Natick Pegasus Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, formed to manage the Access cable channels for the town of Natick. The channels programmed by Natick Pegasus are carried by Comcast, RCN and Verizon, in the same way that all other television stations are carried by the cable company. Our funding is provided by the cable subscribers of Natick by means of an access fee, stipulated in cable contracts signed between Comcast, RCN and Verizon and the town of Natick.

In addition to programming and coverage of town meetings, Natick Pegasus offers classes in basic television production, volunteer opportunities and equipment to use. Whether your looking for quality local programming, coverage of government meetings, a list of upcoming events in town, or training to make your own television program, Natick Pegasus is here to serve you.

Natick Pegasus is proud to support the activities of the Friends of the 4th.

Natick Pegasus
2 Summer St. Suite 350
Natick, MA 01760


Monday, May 26, 2014

Alltype Digital Graphics

Alltype Digital Graphics is pleased to sponsor the activities of the Friends of the 4th. At Alltype, we work with you to provide incredible signs, banners, vehicle wraps and digital graphics. We encourage your involvement throughout the process. Create spectacular results with Alltype!

We love what we do and it shows in our work! The Alltype staff is here to help you make the right decisions for your individual needs. We are experienced, friendly and always ready to offer new options and ideas to make your signs, banners, and graphics stand out from your competitors. We’ll work with you from the initial concept through the finished product, advising and helping with all aspects of the project, including designing and choosing the right colors and substrate. Alltype will make your company’s brand shine at your next trade show, community gathering or special event. Our work can be seen on vehicle wraps, sidewalk sandwich boards, in retail stores and many other places throughout New England.

The Latest Technology
: We are firmly committed to offering the latest sign and digital imaging technologies by constantly reinvesting in new equipment, like our pinpoint-accurate color matching technology, which keeps your logo and colors consistent throughout each run. Our digital die-cutter opens up endless possibilities, with its ability to create amazing signs and graphics in any shape you can imagine.

The Best Value in Digital Graphics
: We believe Alltype Digital Graphics offers the best customer experience in the sign and banner business, with very competitive pricing and a quick turnaround time. Our steadfast commitment provides the best service possible. You’ll be glad you gave us a try. Many of our clients tell us they wish they’d known about us sooner!

Alltype Digital Graphics
505 Worcester Rd. 
Framingham, MA 01701

Friday, May 16, 2014

Natick Recreation and Parks

Natick Recreation and Parks: Create Community Through People, Parks and Programs.
The Recreation and Parks Department is responsible for the planning, organization and implementation of leisure programs and facilities that serve the physical, emotional, and social needs of all the residents of our community, regardless of one’s ability.

The Recreation and Parks Department is also responsible for the establishment of park regulations and the permitting of all community fields, parks and playgrounds including coordinating and scheduling of all town leisure groups at these facilities.
Natick Recreation and Parks is pleased to support the activities of the Friends of the 4th.

Natick Recreation and Parks
179 Boden Lane (Cole Center)
Natick, MA 01760


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NatickRecParks 

FunStuf Rentals

It's All About Fun!

Welcome to FunStuf Rentals, your inflatable rental headquarters for central and eastern Massachusetts. Delivering inflatables and fun since 1998. From moonwalks to waterslides, obstacle courses to bungee runs, we have it all. Visit our website for  information on any of our inflatables and attractions, bounces and moonwalks, waterslides, obstacle courses, dunk tanks, bungee runs, tug-of-war sports, pedestal jousts and food equipment - including pictures, pricing, size and electrical requirements, and capacity.

Our equipment is safecleaninsuredset-up by professionals, and delivery, set-up and pick-up are always included in the price! 

We deliver our inflatables in the morning before your event, professionally set-up the equipment, and pick-up the same day. Depending on dusk-time, pick-ups begin either at 5:00pm or 6:00pm. If you have an early or late party please let us know at the time of reservation so we can schedule accordingly. Generally speaking we do not leave inflatables overnight.

FunStuf Rentals is delighted to partner with the Friends of the 4th for their Family Night event.


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Funstuf-Rentals/259558940792532

FunStuf Party Rental Superstore Now Open!
10 Mass Ave (Rte 2A) at Lunenburg/Fitchburg line

FunStuf Rentals
P.O. Box 229, Lunenburg, MA 01462
Toll-free 1-877-YOURFUN or 978-345-5101

Reserve online under Contact Info or Reserve Now, or call toll-free at 1-877-YOURFUN (968-7386).