Celebrating Our Country & Our Community

Welcome to Akron Celebration Committee

The Akron Celebration Committee is a non-profit organization that is 100% made up of volunteers. Individuals in the community volunteer their time to plan and run the 4th of July celebration and New Year's Eve  Fireworks Display. The task of planning and running these events is no small feat so there is a constant need for more volunteers.

We strive to always provide our community with a quality 4th of July Celebration and Parade for all to enjoy. For it to be great and run smoothly, a strong group of volunteers is needed to make that happen.

We need your help!  All we ask is please volunteer as much time and effort you have available, we always work hard to make volunteering with us a fun and enjoyable experience.

Regular meetings are scheduled for the third Thursday of the month at 7:00pm. They are held in the upstairs meeting room of the Akron-Newstead Library.

The next meeting is set for July 19th, 7:00pm. As always, we are in need of Volunteers.

The Akron Celebration Committee wishes to thank the following for making the 4th of July in Akron a success!

Diamond Donor
Town of Newstead

Platinum Donor
Lion’s Club of Akron

Gold Donors
Bank of Akron, Kreher’s, Perry’s Ice Cream, Whiting Roll Up Door

Silver Donors
MGA Research, Fred E. Thomas Agency, County Line Stone, Erie Niagara Insurance, Woodcutters Headquarters

Bronze Donors
Precision Electrical Services, Akron Pharmacy/Akron Gifts, Daniel E. Shonn, Jr. Attny, Niagara Label, I Squared R Element Co., Signmatic Systems, Destroyer Park Golf, WNY PennySavers,
M. Wood Accounting, Niagara Specialty Metals

Kiddie Parade - Candy Apple Café, Soapbox Derby – Main Street Salon & Mike Shields Towing,
Ice Cream Eating Contest – Akron Hometown Pastry Shoppe, Gum Chewing Contest – Ford Gum, Craig Wilkins in the Gazebo – Pixley’s ShurFine & Tucciarone’s Auto & Truck Repair

Support Services
Village of Akron, Akron Police Department, Akron Fire Company, Akron Bugle, Akron Chamber of Commerce, Interweb Technology Group, Ms. Jean’s Childcare, Newstead Fire Police

Parade Winners
1st Place – Jim Asmus – Pirate Ship
2nd Place – Bill Asmus/Akron Historical Society
3rd Place – Calvary Baptist Church

Best Business Entry
Trophy – Cam Trenching, Inc.
Honorable Mention – Nature’s Prize

A special thanks to all the individuals who donated. We are especially grateful for the donations we collected at the Fireworks. Without all those donations, these events could not have taken place.