Fourth of July Parade Committee

Members

Appointee (Appointed by Selectmen annually)
  • Jim Murphy, Chair
  • Robin Nickerson
  • Gabrielle Roegner
  • Mary Ellen Carlisle
  • Monica Conyngham
  • Kevin McGowan
  • Jack Dean
  • Dewitt DeLauter
  • Eric Dresser
  • Virginia Gray, Hingham Rotary Liaison
  • Tom Hoffman
  • Mark Everett
  • George Ford, Uncle Sam
  • Cassie McDermott
  • Carrie Murphy
  • Bill Nickerson
  • Louis O'Dea
  • Deputy Chief David Jones, Police Liaison
  • Cyndy Tonucci
  • Owen Kane
About the Committee
It is the responsibility of the July 4th Parade Committee to plan, organize and raise funds for the annual Independence Day Parade, as well as the Band Concert by The Satuit Band at the Harbor.  The floats, marchers, and bands are provided by different organizations, both local and distant.  The fundraisers pay for the marching bands, entertainers, as well as the historic civil & revolutionary war marching units that everyone enjoys during the parade.  Since the beginning of the nineties, the committee has raised the funds necessary to hire the bands, the reenactment marching units, and the band concert.

The major fundraisers for the Parade are currently: The Selectmen’s Cup and Live Auction, the 50 Flags Campaign, annual Parade button donations, corporate sponsorships and donations from both local and regional businesses, and residential donations.  The South Shore Country Club also runs the South Shore Four Ball, a must play tournament for the area's best golfers, as they compete for The Hingham Cup!  The response from the Light Plant flyer found in the June invoice, also provides needed funds from Hingham residents.

Many local businesses provide assistance to the Parade Committee throughout the year, via in-kind donations such as design, printing, and product contributions.  These offerings assist the Parade Committee and generate additional monetary donations.  A special thanks is required for the year round assistance provided by the South Shore Country Club and Executive Director, Jay McGrail – from offering the use of their facility for our monthly meetings, running golf tournaments, and providing golf carts for the Parade Committee to manage the various groups totaling approximately 1,000 parade participants!

If you would like to be a part of the committee or participate in the parade or golf tournament please contact Jim Murphy, 781-726-2519, or email.