After 2020 Hiatus, All Are Glad the Event Returns
The Bel Air Independence Day Committee, the all-volunteer entity that manages all the July 4 activities in the Town of Bel Air, announces that the Jones Junction Auto Dealership Group has renewed its Premier Sponsorship of Bel Air Independence Day Celebration, which is being dedicated to “Honoring Our Healthcare Heroes.”
According to Don Stewart, President of the Bel Air Independence Day Committee, “We are extremely pleased to have Jones Junction back as our Premier Sponsor. Jones has a history of generous giving to the Bel Air community, and we welcome this commitment from them, especially after a year with no parade or fireworks, due to COVID,” Stewart adds.
“We believe in our community, and all the Healthcare Heroes who have worked so hard in this past year and more to keep everything as safe as it could be,” says Bryan Kilby, Co-Owner of Jones Junction. “Our support of the Bel Air July 4 activities is a big part of how we give back to all the people who helped us get back on the way to normal times,” Kilby adds.
Michael Blum, Vice President of the Bel Air Independence Day Committee, agrees. “We are very pleased and happy to be bringing the events, parade and fireworks back to Bel Air this year. We cannot produce the event without the generous support of local businesses,” Blum states. “Jones is now leading the way, and I hope other businesses notice this and also help us, as the event gets closer and closer” he adds.
Jones Junction in 2021 celebrates its 104th consecutive year as a family-run automotive business serving Harford County and the surrounding area. Since its founding by patriarch C. M. Jones, the Jones family has serving its community with superior customer service, now from its 40-acre location on Belair Road. The business comprises ten new car dealerships, a PreOwned Superstore and a Collision Center. Owners Larry Jones, Danny Jones and Bryan Kilby carry on their parents’ philosophies and dedication to hard work and integrity.
The Bel Air Independence Day Committee solicits tax-deductible contributions from businesses and individuals to make it possible to offer the full day’s roster of events on July 4, 2021, beginning with the Flag Ceremony at Bel Air High School at 6:30 am, and ending with the traditional parade down Main Street at 6 pm and fireworks over Rockfield Park at about 9:30 pm. The theme of this year’s parade, as well as of all the events on July 4, is “Honoring Our Healthcare Heroes!”
Other 4 July events include many family-friendly competitions in the morning and early afternoon, including Horseshoe Toss, Water-Balloon Toss, Watermelon Eating, Uncle Sam Says and a Bicycle Rodeo.
A complete schedule of July 4 events may be found on the Committee’s web site at http://belairjuly4.org. Complimentary programs with maps, schedules and more information will be distributed free of charge at many Bel Air-area businesses in the next few days.
Anyone wishing to donate to the celebration should visit the Sponsors page at http://belairjuly4.org/sponsors.php — contributions may be made directly from that page using PayPal or any major credit card, and a list of available specific sponsorships is also given.
All contributions are tax-deductible. The Bel Air Independence Day Committee, Inc., is recognized by the United States Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporation. For information on the parade, its route, and the full day of Fourth of July celebrations, visit the Bel Air Independence Day Committee website at http://BelAirJuly4.org.