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The Rotary Club of Merrimack Presents: 


Chance to Win a Fire Engine Parade Ride on July 4

Press Release
For Immediate Release
June 2, 2018

Contact:  Maureen Mooney 603.233.0319

MERRIMACK, NH – In cooperation with the Merrimack Fire Rescue Department, the Rotary Club of Merrimack is offering an opportunity to ride in a fire engine in the July 4th parade - ring the bell, blow the horn and siren, and wave to your friends and neighbors from the loudest and best seat in the parade! Raffle drawing will be July 2nd and the winner will be notified by phone, so be sure to list a number where you can be reached on the 2nd.

The winner gets three seats on the fire engine. A child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Riders must understand and agree that, in the event of an emergency, they could be dropped off at any point along the parade route so the engine company can answer the call.

Raffle entries are $2.00 each and may only be purchased on this website: There is no limit to the amount of tickets an individual can purchase.

The 2018 Independence Day Celebration is a day of fun, games, entertainment, & food. The day's schedule has been announced and consists of the following: Sparkler 5K Road Race (Start at Merrimack YMCA) at 8:00 am; Merrimack Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast (Merrimack High School Cafeteria) from 8:00 am - 11:00 am;  Parade (Daniel Webster Highway to Baboosic Lake Road ending at the Merrimack High School) starts at 1:00 pm; Merrimack Rotary Independence Day Celebration (Mastricola Elementary School Grass Fields) from 12 noon -  9:00 pm with chalk art, rock climbing wall, multiple food vendors, club & service organizations, non-profit organizations, children's entertainment, teen entertainment, live stage events, food contests, business vendors, crafts & gifts, specialty vendors, family entertainment, local bands, live demonstrations, and much, much more;  Fireworks (Merrimack High School field) - July 4th begin at dusk.

For a full schedule and to contribute, go to and follow “Merrimack4th” on Twitter.  If interested in participating and/or to reserve space please contact Neil Anketell at

Media Contact Information

Independence Day Coordinator

Neil Anketell

Merrimack4th Sponsorships 

Chris Christensen

Rotary Club of Merrimack

Ed Hilston, President