As organizers of this community-led event, we are delighted to share that fireworks will return to the Downingtown Good Neighbor Day festivities in 2024. With support from local residents and businesses, we are committed to ensuring that fireworks cap our 4th of July evening next year. We are already in conversations with local business leaders and the Downingtown Borough to ensure that fireworks are the fitting finale at next year’s Good Neighbor Day.
Since Good Neighbor Day’s founding in 1980, the core purpose behind this celebration has been to fundraise for the local fire and rescue services within the Downingtown Area School District. To provide a meaningful donation to our fire and rescue units, as well as provide Downingtown with an amazing and safe fireworks display, the goal has been set to raise $100,000 for 2024. Half the funds raised will be donated directly to the local fire and rescue companies that serve the Downingtown area. The remaining funds will be used to cover the expense of fireworks and help offset the cost of security and maintenance provided by the Borough of Downingtown’s Police and Public Works on this July 4th celebration.
If you would like to get involved with a planning session for Good Neighbor Day 2024, you are invited to join us for a meeting at the Borough Annex Building, scheduled for July 27, 2023 at 7:00 PM. Please consider joining us and learning more about helping out with Downingtown Good Neighbor Day!