The Aegis
Harford County

In appreciation of support for July 4 fundraiser [Letter]

The members of the Havre de Grace Independence Celebration, Inc. Committee want to recognize and extend our sincere THANK YOU to John and Susan Muldoon, of the Vandiver Inn, as well as their entire staff, for hosting the fifth annual fundraising event benefiting our July 4 festivities.

The Muldoons and the Vandiver staff once again put on a fantastic event complete with exceptional food, great music, fun raffles and all done in the Vandiver classy atmosphere! We also want to thank all those who purchased tickets to the event as well as the companies who donated so many very nice door prizes and raffle items. All of this made for a very successful event, bringing in much needed revenue to our volunteer efforts to keep the Havre de Grace July 4 parade and celebration the best in the region.


Jackie Hoover, our committee's secretary and "fundraiser extraordinaire" should also be recognized for all the effort she put into gathering all of the door prizes & raffle items. I think everyone who comes to our event will agree that we do have the very best gifts and prizes, and no one goes home empty handed! Thank you Jackie!

Our committee is still plugging away to raise funds from our business community for this year's event. Please visit our website at and browse the sponsor section to view all of the great local (and some not so local) businesses and individuals who contribute to our efforts to continue this 60-plus-year tradition. Please support these sponsors with your business, and encourage others to join this list of proud and loyal supporters!


We are a small volunteer committee (nine core members) who raise over $75,000 each year to keep our July 4 events going. Your contributions are vital to our efforts. Thank you all again! We look forward to another great Havre de Grace Independence Day Celebration, starting on July 1 with the carnival, and ending on July 5 with our fabulous parade, concert and fireworks, all at picturesque Tydings Park.

Charles Mike, Chairman

Havre de Grace Independence Celebration Committee