Liberty Mutual Helps 10 Communities Fund Fourth of July Events

June 30, 2011

Liberty Mutual Insurance has announced 10 winners of its Bring Back the 4th contest, which – from May 4 to June 14, 2011 – encouraged U.S. cities and towns to compete for ten $10,000 grants to help fund local Fourth of July events.

The awards should help communities preserve their Fourth of July fireworks and parades at a time when many local governments across the country are asking, “How will we pay for this year’s fireworks?”

Americans were asked to take a brief U.S. history quiz featuring questions about people and events that helped shape the nation and inspire others. Each completed quiz counted as one credit towards a website visitor’s town, and the 10 U.S. municipalities with the most completed quizzes would win grants. Bring Back the 4th grants are awarded to cities and towns in three size-based categories: small (four grants), medium (three grants) and large (three grants).

Following are the 10 winning cities and towns that will each receive a $10,000 grant from Liberty Mutual Insurance to help support their Independence Day celebrations:

Small City/Town Category:

  • Brockport Village, N.Y.
  • Chester, Calif.
  • Dahlonega, Ga.
  • Springfield, Ga.

Medium City/Town Category:

  • Bozeman, Mont.
  • New Britain, Conn.
  • Wilmington, Mass.

Large City/Town Category:

  • Durham, N.C.
  • Rockford, Ill.
  • Springfield, Ill.

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