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Walk of Freedom to be built in Bristol

(BRISTOL, R.I.)-- To commemorate the 225th anniversary of the Bristol Fourth of July Celebration, the Bristol Fourth of July Committee announced today the creation of the Walk of Freedom, to help …

(BRISTOL, R.I.)-- To commemorate the 225th anniversary of the Bristol Fourth of July Celebration, the Bristol Fourth of July Committee announced today the creation of the Walk of Freedom, to help raise funds for the nation’s oldest celebration. The Walk of Freedom will be located at the center of the Bristol Town Common circling the Flag Pole. The pavers that make up the walk can have the names of individuals, families or organizations engraved into either a brick or granite paver to become a permanent feature of the Walk of Freedom. Bricks can be purchased for $100 each and granite pavers for $300.

“There is no place like Bristol on the Fourth of July, and no better way to show your support for the Celebration then to become a part of the Walk of Freedom,” according to Judy Squires, General Chairman of this year’s Celebration. “It’s a wonderful way to honor your family or remember a family member. It is also a permanent way for community organizations and businesses to show their support and pride in Bristol and the Celebration.”

As a special incentive the Committee is offering a $25 discount on all granite pavers if purchased by 2/25, 2010 making the final cost of the granite paver $275. After 2/25, 2010, all granite pavers will be sold for $300.

“The pavers make a great holiday gift,” stated Frank Pimental, Walk of Freedom committee chairman. “We anticipate a great response from folks in town as well as friends and family from around the world!”

Brick and paver forms can be picked up at the following locations in Bristol: A Novel Idea, Bristol Bagel Works, Bristol Town Hall, Bristol Public Library, Coggeshall Jewelers, Gil's Television & Appliances, 136 Express, Paper, Packaging & Panache, Safeway Auto and Viola's Liquor Store.

To order a brick or a paver by mail, make check payable to Bristol Fourth of July Committee and mail to:

Bristol Fourth of July Committee

c/o Walk of Freedom Subcommittee

P.O. Box 561

Bristol, Rhode Island 02809

Contact: Frank or Nancy Pimental at 401-396-9323 for questions on ordering

The Annual Fourth of July Celebration, established in 1785, is the oldest continuous celebration of its kind in the

United States. In keeping with that long standing tradition of honoring our nation’s independence, the Bristol Fourth of July Committee formulates, prepares and plans for the Annual Fourth of July Celebration. All members of the Committee are volunteers. The presiding Chairman for the 2010/2011 Celebration is Judy Squires.

If you would like to donate to the Bristol Fourth of July Celebration, you can send your donations to the Bristol Fourth of July Committee, P.O. Box 561, Bristol, RI 02809.

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