Reading of the  Declaration on July 4

The Declaration of Independence will be read at the Jaffrey Meetinghouse on July 4, at noon.

The Declaration will be read by volunteers, each reading a short section from the stage of the historic 1775 Meetinghouse. Local officials, community leaders and Jaffrey citizens, young and old, have been invited to participate.

Following the reading, there will be an ice cream social on the lawn of Melville Academy. The Little Red Schoolhouse and Melville Academy will be open, and the restored Seagrave Fire Engine will be on the Common.

These events are free and being co-sponsored by the Jaffrey Center Village Improvement Society, the Jaffrey Historical Society, the Jaffrey Historic District Commission and the Selectmen’s Meetinghouse Committee of the Town of Jaffrey.

All are invited to attend this rain or shine celebration of the nation’s birthday.

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