Logo, the Fairview Fourth, an old-fashioned American Independence Day Celebration.

Click here for a 1-minute video about the Fairview July 4th Celebration, courtesy of PBS.

In 1976, the Town of Fairview established a committee of its citizens to organize a July 4th Celebration to commemorate the country’s bicentennial. That first celebration was a great success, and the town leadership decided to make the Fairview July 4th Celebration Committee a standing committee of the town, charged with planning and executing an annual old fashioned July 4th celebration. Members of the committee have continued to do so for the past 48 years, except for 2020 due to the pandemic. However, over the years, committee membership has dwindled from more than 30 members in the 1980s and 1990s, to just seven members in 2023. The remaining members feel that we no longer are able to continue facilitating the celebration as we have in the past. Therefore, at our last meeting, the committee voted unanimously to dissolve our current committee. A dissolution letter has been given to the Town of Fairview, along with the committee’s remaining financial assets.

For nearly five decades, the Fairview July 4th Celebration has made an impact on this community. Holding true to the original mission set forth in 1976, the committee has worked hard to maintain the tradition of an old-fashioned, non-commercialized, family-friendly July 4th celebration promoting patriotism and community spirit. The committee has attempted to memorialize the legacy of the dedicated community members of a bygone era. The Mary L. Sturm Award plaque listing all the past award winners is now on display in the Fairview Public Library. The Mary L. Sturm Award was established in 1979 as a recognition of lifetime community service and was awarded annually during the speaking program at the Fairview July 4th Celebration. Additionally, the stage at the Town Park has been named the Ron Haught Memorial Stage in honor and recognition of Ron’s many years of service to the Fairview community, including his leadership as the chair of the Fairview July 4th Celebration Committee from 1979 to 2016.

We truly appreciate the long-standing support from the Town of Fairview, community members, businesses, and organizations. We wish the organizers of future events and celebrations much success as our community continues to celebrate and honor America—land of the free and the home of the brave!

May God bless America and our Fairview community.

©2012 - 2024 The Fairview July Fourth Committee - Updated January 2, 2024