Sunday, July 10, 2016

Fabulous Flatbeds 2016

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:

Birchler's Automotive

Exceptional Auto Body

Mabardy's Gulf Service and Towing

Negoshian's Towing Service

O.B. Hill

Regan Septic Pumping

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

2016 Celebration

2016 Theme: Celebrating Natick's Rich History
2016 Grand Marshal: Paul Hasgill

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. Here are the upcoming activities.

 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.

2016 PRESENTING Sponsors ($1500 or more)

A huge thank you to the 2016 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

2016 Red Sponsors ($1000-$1499)

A huge thank you to the 2016 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:
Leonard Morse Auxiliary
Roche Bros.
Stonegate Group LLC
The Rousseau Family of Framingham/Saxonville

2016 White Sponsors ($500-$999)

A big thank you to the 2016 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: 
Bernardi Auto Group
John Everett & Sons
Natick Mills
New England Novelty

2016 Blue Sponsors (up to $499)

Thank you to the 2016 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
Coan Heating & A/C
CVS / Pharmacy Natick
Fair & Yeager Insurance Agency
Funstuf Rentals

Morse Institute Library
Morse Tavern 

Natick Appliance
Natick-MetroWest Kiwanis Club 
Natick Pegasus
Natick Public Works
Natick Recreation and Parks Facebook

Natick Rotary Club  
Rhode Island Novelty 
WPC Pest Control

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.

Needham Bank

Needham bank is the evolution of community banking, and enthusiastically support the power of buying local.

Needham Bank is looking forward to becoming more involved with the community and the organizations that make Natick such a wonderful place to live and work. We are delighted to sponsor the Friends of the 4th!

Come visit us at our Natick location!

17 West Central Street
Natick MA 01760

Tel: 508-647-4999
Fax: 508-650-2070


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

Monday, May 9, 2016


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

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Bernardi Auto Group

Bernardi Auto Group offers an outstanding line-up of vehicles at seven dealerships located in the Greater Boston, MetroWest and MetroSouth areas. These include Acura of Boston, Bernardi Honda in Natick, Audi Natick, Bernardi Toyota-Scion in Framingham, Volvo of Wellesley, Bernardi Hyundai and Bernardi Honda Brockton.

Boston Body Shop, located in Brighton, is our state-of-the-art auto body repair facility staffed by well-trained and experienced technicians. All of our stores are beautifully appointed and easy to get to, offer a vast array of new and used cars and trucks, the most technological and well-equipped service shops and huge inventories of parts and accessories.

When you visit any of our stores, you will find a bright, dynamic showroom, comfortably furnished and customer-friendly. Each location offers a lounge area where you can relax, enjoy complimentary refreshments, catch the local news or a favorite show on one of our large flat-screen televisions, or get some work done in our quiet business center. All of our facilities feature WIFI internet access. If you prefer, our convenient shuttle service can take you home, to work, to a local shopping area and in some stores, even to a near-by museum with complimentary admission. There are rental or loaner vehicles available depending on location should you need more flexible transportation while your vehicle is being serviced.

Through our internet and business development centers, you can contact us for information or service appointments by email or telephone. Our internet and call centers are staffed with knowledgeable and courteous men and women who can assist you with your inquiries or schedule your service visit for a day and time convenient for you.

Most important, our staff is experienced, trained and motivated to provide you with the very best information and service available in the Northeast. The Bernardi Auto Group has been doing business for over forty years and many of our employees have been with us for 10, 20 or 30-plus years. All of our staff is committed to our slogan, "Bernardi for Now… Bernardi for Life." This means that when you buy a car at a Bernardi dealership, we will be there for you while you own that car, as well as the next one and the one after that. When your son or daughter needs a vehicle, or your aunt or nephew or your next-door neighbor is in the market, Bernardi will help find the right car at the right price. We are here to maintain your vehicle so that it operates at peak performance. The Bernardi for Now… Benardi for Life philosophy is complete service to the customer, at his/her convenience and to his/her satisfaction. It is this Bernardi difference that has made us successful for nearly half a century.

Bernardi Auto Group offers a fine line of vehicles, including Honda, Audi, Acura, Toyota and Scion at 4 locations in the Greater Boston / Metro West area. We also have a Pre-Owned store in Natick that boasts a large selection of quality used cars and trucks, and Boston Body Shop is there to help when your vehicle needs a little TLC. Our stores are beautifully appointed and easy to get to, offering a vast array of new and used cars and trucks, state of the art service departments, huge inventories of parts and accessories and a fleet of Toyota cars, sport utilities and vans that can be rented for one day or long term.

When you visit any of our stores, you will find bright, dynamic showrooms, comfortably furnished and customer-friendly. Each location offers a lounge area with features such as a coffee bar, cable television, a children’s playroom, and workstations with WIFI Internet access and telephones.

Most important, our staff is highly trained and motivated to provide you, our valued customer, with the very best information and service available in the Northeast. The Bernardi Group has been in business for over 30 years, and many of our employees have been with us for most, if not all, of those years. All of our staff is committed to our slogan, “Customer Satisfaction has Always been our Business.”

Bernardi Auto Group is proud to sponsor Natick's Fourth of July Activities. We are delighted to provide a vehicle for the parade.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Roche Bros.

Roche Bros. has grown and become one of the most innovative, distinguished and exciting supermarkets in our industry.  Headquartered in Wellesley, MA, we  operate 20 neighborhood supermarkets, employing over 4,600 associates.  We offer the highest quality perishables, your favorite food brands, full service catering, and Home Delivery. Second generation owners Rick and Ed Roche carry on the family tradition, operating Roche Bros. with pride, and bringing home delicious, quality food to their family table.

We are delighted to sponsor the Friends of the Fourth activities.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Fair & Yeager Insurance

Established in 1898, Fair & Yeager Insurance has grown and expanded in downtown Natick. Three generations later we continue to service our customer's needs in Property & Casualty Insurance and Life & Financial Services.

Appreciation and quality service are not just words at Fair & Yeager Insurance, but are commitments we make to you!! Our mission is superior personalized service. Our goal is a totally satisfied customer. A tradition of integrity and caring for our customers...A tradition we work hard to maintain.

Fair & Yeager Insurance Agency continues its support of the Natick and Metrowest Community with its support of the Natick 4th of July activities.

New England Novelty

New England Novelty is delighted to sponsor the Natick Friends of the 4th. We will see you at the Parade!

We sell children's novelties specializing in hats, inflates, stuffed animals and light ups. We will travel anywhere if it's the right event.

Contact information:
New England Novelty
Keith Lambert

Stonegate Group LLC

Stonegate Group LLC is pleased to sponsor the Friends of the 4th Celebration and Parade. 

Stonegate Group LLC specializes in real estate development, management and leasing. Founded in 1988, our innovative approach to real estate has allowed us to distinguish ourselves as industry leaders. Since our inception, we have developed over $90 million in real estate. Stonegate Group LLC also manages a commercial and residential portfolio in excess of $100 million located from Boston west to Central Massachusetts.

Over the years, our real vision in real estate has enabled us to successfully achieve our mission of providing quality products and services to our clients. We are proud of our accomplishments and welcome you to explore our website

Stonegate Group is pleased to sponsor the Friends of the 4th Celebration and Parade.

Stonegate Group  
Real Estate Agency
83 Speen St, 
Natick, MA 01760

Monday, May 2, 2016

Natick Mills

Natick Mills

Natick Mills is delighted to sponsor the Friends of the 4th Celebrations and Parade.

Built in the early 1900's the Dean Shoe Building was a cornerstone for the Town of Natick prosperity. The building in the 1970's was used as a "mill" warehouse and retail shop for fabric and its products, thus the name "The Mills at Natick" or "Natick Mills."

In 1986 a local family, seeing its historical value, purchased the property and converted it into its current use as an 83 unit apartment building. The Natick Mills is still owned and managed by the same family.

The building is located 6 blocks north of the center of town on Route 27. It is an easy 5-10 minute walk to the MBTA commuter rail (to Boston/Worcester), downtown shopping and TCAN - The Center for the Arts in Natick. Natick Mills is minutes to all major shopping areas and minutes to all major highways including the Mass Turnpike, Routes 9, 95/128 and 2.

Phone: 508-653-0773
Fax: 508-653-3879

WPC Pest Control

WPC Pest Control is pleased to sponsor the Friends of the 4th.

Since 1978, we have been keeping families in the Metro-West area safe and pest free.
We are a small local, family operation and our mission has been you. We’re dedicated to revolutionizing the way homeowners and commercial properties experience pest management in the Metro-West area. Our main focus is the safety of your family, home, our employees and the environment. We achieve this through education, technology and the minimal use of chemicals.
We utilize state-of-the art technology and low-toxicity materials, including organic treatment methods, to protect the environment, your health and safety. We use extensive prevention methods as well to help provide a pest-free environment.

People often say there’s something unique about our team of professionals and our services.
It’s because we don’t approach our clients as another box on the day’s list of tasks.
From the time we started WPC Pest and Termite Control, we’ve known we’re not just solving pest issues: we’re helping individuals, families, and businesses attain healthier, more comfortable, productive environments – environments conducive to thriving families and operations.

WPC Pest Control
63 South Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748

Mailing:P.O. Box 876
Westborough, MA 01582

508-366-1820 (Main Office)
508-435-1956 (Main Office)
844-435-2211 (Toll Free)
508-879-1441 (Framingham)

John Everett & Sons Funeral Home

John Everett & Sons Funeral Home

For four generations, Everett services have been characterized by sympathetic understanding and complete attention to detail, which was realized and perfected by more than a century of experience. We appreciate the attention to detail that the Friends of the 4th Committee uses as they plan and execute Natick's July 4th Celebrations.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Leonard Morse Auxiliary

Leonard Morse Auxiliary is delighted to sponsor the Friends of the 4th. We are pleased to continue our mission of contributing financial support to various organizations serving the MetroWest area.

Leonard Morse Auxiliary Incorporated

67 Union Street
Natick, MA 01760