Friday, July 3, 2015

Natick Appliance

Natick Appliance is delighted to sponsor the Friends of the 4th.

Natick Appliance is a family-owned discount appliance store based in Natick, MA. Since 1980, Natick Appliance has served customers in Natick, Wellesley, Dover, Holliston, Sherborn, Weston, Wayland, Sudbury, Needham, Newton and Framingham with low prices on home appliances and top notch customer service.

Our knowledge on the appliances and products we sell sets us high above the competition. Natick Appliance is an authorized dealer of such brands as Bosch, Amana, Whirlpool, Maytag, GE, Frigidaire, Electrolux, Kitchen Aid, and more. We can help you select your new major kitchen appliances at any budget.

We look forward to seeing you at Natick Appliance, serving Natick, Wellesley, Dover, Holliston, Sherborn, Weston, Wayland, Sudbury, Needham, Newton and Framingham in Massachusetts since 1980.

Natick Appliance
30 North Main Street
Natick, MA 01760 


Orifice Recycling and Refuse

Orifice Recycling and Refuse is proud to sponsor the activities of the Friends of the 4th

My mission is simple, to provide residents and local businesses with the greatest Waste & Recycling collection from friendly and courteous people who like what they do. I am fortunate enough to realize at such a young age that the ultimate level of our success is directly influenced by how innovative our employees are. Its simple
"when you love what you do, you never have to work a day in your life".
That's our philosophy throughout the company. This may explain why our clients are so happy to have joined the Orifice team! From one customer my first day in business to currently servicing over 3,100 clients my seventh year in business my outlook has not changed a bit. I realize customer service and reliability are the most important factors of running a successful operation.
Orifice Recycling & Refuse offers flat rate monthly pricing for all of our clients. We do not have yearly price increases, hidden fees or surcharges!
We are proud to allow our clients the peace of mind to always knowing what their monthly rate is.
Feel free to contact me directly for a waste & recycling consultation, or to just "talk some trash"
- Derek W. Orifice

Orifice Recycling & Refuse
P.O. Box 174
Natick, MA 01760




GladlyDo is delighted to assist the Friends of the 4th.

Here is a little bit about our company from founder Woody Klemmer:
It is a simple concept; people need help every day. They need stuff done every day. Our schedules are crazy; No one can be in two places at once, but where do you find someone to help? That is the problem I have set out to solve. 

Spring of 2014, a year after graduating from college, I assembled a team, and together we built a bigger and better jobs. 

We made it our mission to help you do more with your day, while giving you the freedom to do less, and with that, GladlyDo was born.

We are a trusted, reliable odd job service and we are dedicated to helping you with whatever you need, whenever you need it. Just try us - you’re going to love it.

GladlyDo, LLC.
Needham, MA


Rhode Island Novelty

Rhode Island Novelty is pleased to provide prizes for the Friends of the 4th Family night.

Rhode Island Novelty is the nation’s leading designer, importer, and wholesale distributor of amusement toys, novelties, giftware, and incentive merchandise. For nearly 30 years, we have been dedicated to serving our customers. We provide a one-stop source for the highest quality products, innovative designs, and best pricing; while delivering world-class sales and customer service.
Bringing You a World of Fun™ since 1986.
Corporate Office
350 Commerce Drive
Fall River, MA 02720

Macaroni Kid

Macaroni Kid is delighted to sponsor the Friends of the 4th Family Night.

LittleBits Toys

LittleBits is an independently-owned toy shop with stores in Wellesley, MA and Natick Center. We pride ourselves on providing friendly and knowledgeable service to busy customers who need to find just the right toy for the right occasion. Our toys, games, crafts, and vehicles are selected for quality and creativity, and we listen carefully to our customers (young and old) for ideas on new items to carry. At LittleBits, we know you have many shopping options, so we strive to create an experience for you that is easy and fun. We provide free gift wrapping, a birthday wishlist, a frequent buyer discount, and an online newsletter. Please visit us in person to see all we have to offer!

We give discounts for groups like TCAN and the Wellesley Mother’s Forum. We also have a 2% back program, which is so easy: just give us your name at the time of your purchase and we’ll keep track of your savings for you.

LittleBits Toys is delighted to sponsor the Friends of the 4th activities by hosting a donation jug.


LittleBits Toys
21 Main St.
Natick, MA 01760

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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:
Official Sponsor of Natick's Family Night on the Common

Official Sponsor of Natick's Voice on the Common

RED Sponsors ($1000 up to $1499)

A huge thank you to the 2015 RED Sponsors for their generosity! RED sponsors are those who have contributed $1000 up to $1499. Please visit them and thank them for their support of Natick's 4th of July Activities.

Sponsors are listed in alphabetical order:
The Rousseau Family of Framingham and Saxonville

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
Fair & Yeager Ins.
Natick Mills

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: 
AFC Doctors Express Urgent Care – Natick
Alltype Digital Graphics
B&B Land Corp. 508-655-7520
Coan Heating & Air Conditioning
CVS / Pharmacy Natick
Dion's Wine
FUN Enterprises
FunStuf Rentals 
George's Pizza
IVG (InTown Veterinary Group)
Little Bits Toys
Macaroni Kid
Morse Institute Library
Morse Tavern
Natick Appliance 
Natick-MetroWest Kiwanis Club 

Natick Pegasus
Natick Public Works
Natick Recreation and Parks Facebook
Natick Wine and Spirits

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt Natick
Orifice Recycling & Refuse
Park Street Ice Cream
Rhode Island Novelty
Spalla's Chicage Italian Beef and Hot Dog Cart
The Ordway Family
Two Men and a Truck
Zeta Fencing

Fabulous Flatbeds 2015

Flatbed Trucks are an important partner in the success of the parade. Flatbeds transport the bands and music that you have come to enjoy. They also can transport other groups as well.

We would like to thank the following companies who have provided trucks and drivers for our parade:

Coach and Carriage Autobody Inc.

Exceptional Auto Body

Mabardy's Gulf Service and Towing

Negoshian's Towing Service

Regan Septic Pumping

Riverside Services Company

Spalla Chicago Italian Beef and Hot Dog Cart

Spalla's Chicago Italian Beef is pleased to sponsor the activities of the Friends of the 4th.
Visit our hot dog cart at Family Night!

Spalla's Chicago Italian Beef
229 N Main St
Natick, MA 01760

Macaroni Kid

Macaroni Kid is pleased to support the activities of the Friends of the 4th
Macaroni Kid provides information on events, activities and resources for families specifically in Framingham, Natick, Sudbury, Wayland, Ashland, and Southborough.

George's Pizza

George's Pizza is glad to sponsor the activities of the Friends of the 4th. We have delicious pizza, gourmet pizza, calzones, subs, dinners, pasta, salads and side orders.

George's Pizza
41 South Main St.
Natick, MA 01760

Zeta Fencing

Zeta Fencing is pleased to support the activities of the Friends of the 4th.

11 South Main Street
Natick, Massachusetts 01760


Coan Heating & Air Conditioning

Coan Heating & Air Conditioning is pleased to sponsor the activities of the Friends of the 4th.

Coan Heating & Air Conditioning provides comprehensive home comfort services with outstanding value and a great customer experience. Our goal is to build lasting relationships by exceeding our customers' expectations every time they call on us.

196 West Central Street, Natick, MA 01760-3797
508-653-5050800-COAN-INC (262-6462)

Park Street Ice Cream Shoppe & Cafe

Park Street Ice Cream Shoppe & Cafe is pleased to sponsor the activities of the Friends of the 4th.

Park Street Ice Cream

14 Park Street
Natick, Massachusetts

Orifice Recycling & Refuse

Orifice Recycling & Refuse is pleased to sponsor the activities of the Friends of the 4th.

Serving - Weston/ Wayland/ Lincoln/ Sudbury/ Needham - Massachusetts
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 174
Natick, MA 01760

Dion's Wine

Dion's Wine is pleased to support the Friends of the 4th activities.

4 South Avenue 
Natick, MA 01760

CVS Pharmacy Natick

CVS Pharmacy Natick is pleased to sponsor the Friends of the 4th activities.

NATICK, MA 01760
Store #2125

Little Bits Toys

Little Bits Toys is pleased to sponsor the activities of the Friends of the 4th.

Little Bits Toys
5 S Main St.
Natick, MA 01760
(508) 653-7600

Two Men and a Truck

Two Men and a Truck are pleased to sponsor the activities of the Friends of the 4th.
Our motto: "Movers who care"

AFC Doctors Express Urgent Care - Natick

AFC Doctors Express Urgent Care | Natick is pleased to sponsor the Friends of the 4th activities.
Our motto: "Get in. Get out. Get better."

AFC Doctors Express Urgent Care | Natick
945 Worcester Street (Rt 9W)
Natick, MA 01760

Phone: 508.650.6208

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt is the ultimate dessert experience. We're a self-serve, choose-your-own toppings frozen treat destination unlike any other. We work hard to make the best froyo (frozen yogurt) you've ever tasted and are committed to becoming a valuable partner in your community.  Our customers prefer us because of our awesome froyo, fun people and cool spoons.

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt provides more than just a great product and an awesome experience. A key contributor to the success of this brand is our focus on giving back and being a part the community.

Orange Leaf’s community giving programs are geared toward charitable organizations that support and benefit children, with an emphasis on education; however, our franchisees are always ready to support any local efforts. CEO of Orange Leaf, Reese Travis is committed to making a difference through our local communities. One of the ways Orange Leaf empowers its franchisees to give back to their local communities is through our annual community service grant-making program that supports stores that live and breathe our values of supporting the community.

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt is delighted to sponsor the Friends of the 4th.

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
213 North Main (next to Five Guys)
Natick, MA

Tuesday, June 9, 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 for updates and contact information.

The Rousseau Family of Framingham and Saxonville

The Rousseau Family of Framingham and Saxonville is once again pleased to support the Friends of the 4th and the July 4th activities.  We believe in community involvement and support.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Natick Wine and Spirits

Natick Wine & Spirits is a full-service merchant with one of the largest selection of fine wine and spirits in the Metro-West region.

A review of our monthly specials and limited-release rare wines will hopefully encourage you to stop by our shop and peruse the terrific selection of products in the store.
Natick Wine and Spirits is delighted to sponsor the Friends of the 4th by hosting a donation jug.


Natick Wine and Spirits
7 Watson St. (by Roche Bros.)
Natick, MA 01760


Tuesday, June 2, 2015


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

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

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