Cheerleaders in the Parade

Finances

Please Contribute to Takoma Park Independence Day Activities Through PayPal.

Please contribute to the Takoma Park Independence Day Parade and Fireworks. We are a nonprofit 501(c)(4) civic organization funded by the community of Takoma Park and area residents like you. Note that 501(c)(4) donations are not tax deductible.

Sponsor Takoma Park's Independence Day Celebration

Platinum Sponsors
Donate $2,500+

All Silver Sponsor benefits, PLUS…
  • Your business logo on the parade committee's "Roscoe the Rooster" float
  • Your business logo on our TakomaPark4th.org front page.
  • Limited Quantity: Sponsor a parade division with your business logo on signage (six division sponsorships available; first-come, first-served)

Gold Sponsors
Donate $1,000-2,499

All Silver Sponsor benefits, PLUS…
  • Your name on the tail feathers of the "Roscoe the Rooster" float
  • Your business logo included in our printed program (Deadline: June 28)

Silver Sponsors
Donate $500-999

All Bronze Sponsor benefits, PLUS …
  • Acknowledged in announcements during the parade
  • Commemorative plaque recognizing your support to hang in your business
  • Your business's website linked from TakomaPark4th.org
  • Opportunity to sit in VIP seating for the parade
  • Limited Quantity: Sponsor a parade band with your business logo on signage (first-come, first-served)

Bronze Sponsors
Donate $100-499

  • Amano
  • Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
  • JoAnn Bowman
  • James DiLuigi
  • Kathleen Dorman
  • Mark & Sandra Egan
  • Robert Franklin
  • Freemasons of the Takoma Masonic Center
  • Emily Koechlin
  • David Reiser & Irene Huntoon
  • Strathmore
  • Takoma Ave Freecycling
  • Takoma Horticultural Club
  • Takoma Park Lions Club
All Friend level benefits, PLUS …
  • Your name listed in our printed program (Deadline: June 28)
  • Your name on the parade committee's "Roscoe the Rooster" float
  • Free Takoma Park Independence Day Celebration T-shirt

Friends of the Parade
Donate $35-99

  • Blessed Coffee
  • Clarice Performing Arts Center
  • Jared Garelick
  • George Washington’s Mount Vernon
  • Steve Hoffman
  • Imagination Stage
  • Kittner Studio
  • Piney Branch Pool
  • Silver Spring Stage
  • Takoma Park Neighborhood Youth Soccer
  • Takoma Park Silver Spring Co-Op
  • Vicino Restaurante Italiano
  • Your name listed on TakomaPark4th.org (optional)
  • 5 free raffle tickets

Raffle Sponsorships
Sell 500+ raffle tickets

  • Free Takoma Park Independence Day Celebration T-shirt
  • Your name listed on TakomaPark4th.org with link to your business
  • Your name listed in our printed program (Deadline: June 28)
  • Commemorative plaque recognizing your support to hang in your business
  • Your name on the parade committee's "Roscoe the Rooster" float

Takoma Park's most well-known and beloved community tradition is planned, directed, and financed by the efforts of the all-volunteer Takoma Park Independence Day Committee (TPIDC). TPIDC is a small group of volunteers who work hundreds of hours each year to make the celebration a success. While a City grant covers about 40% of the total cost of the day's events, we rely on the support of our community to make up the shortfall.

Your financial support as a sponsor will ensure that our Independence Day tradition is preserved year after year, for our community's oldest and longest residents on down to its youngest and newest.

You can make a donation through PayPal or by check mailed to the Committee at 149 Ritchie Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910. If you're interested in developing a sponsorship package tailored to your business’ unique needs, please contact us by email or call 571-306-3643. Thank you for your interest!

FUND RAISING ACTIVITIES

  • Door-to-Door Collections
  • Donations from Businesses, Churches, Schools, Associations & Other Organizations
  • Raffle
  • T-Shirt Sales

CELEBRATION EXPENSES

  • Parade Participants and Evening Performers
  • Parade Prizes
  • Insurance
  • State and County Permits
  • Sound System
  • Stationery
  • Roscoe the Rooster Committee Float Maintenance
  • Web Site Maintenance
  • Signs, Miscellaneous Printing, Odds & Ends

Please note that every penny raised is used to fund the 4th of July Celebration. Committee members and volunteers are not compensated for their work.

T-Shirts

Photo of T-Shirt

T-shirts are $10 each, or 3 for $25, and are available in sizes from a Kids Medium through an Adult 2XL. Come to the TPIDC booth on the 4th to get your own.

CANCELLATIONS

If bad weather forces us to cancel the fireworks, we still have to pay for the unused fireworks, the pyrotechnician, the permit fees, and all the other non-refundable expenses, so please consider this the following year when we ask you to buy raffle tickets or make a donation. Likewise, if the parade is cancelled, the money spent on programs, mailings, signs, permits, stationery, etc. is money we cannot recover. We don't cancel either one unless we have no other choice.