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Somerset, Hunterdon counties July 4th celebrations offer fireworks, paradesby New Jersey Local News Service Wednesday July 01, 2009, 4:33 PMSOMERSET/HUNTERDON -- Parades, fireworks, picnics, concerts -- there are plenty of patriotic events on tap as New Jersey celebrates Independence Day.

Among the festivities planned in Somerset and Hunterdon counties: ADDITIONAL JULY 4TH EVENTS-- Essex County -- Middlesex County-- Morris County-- Somerset/Hunterdon counties-- Union County-- Statewide roundupBridgewater Washington Campground Association's annual one-hour Fourth of July ceremony will take place 10 a.m.

Saturday at the Middlebrook Encampment Site at Mountain Avenue and Middlebrook Road.

It will include a retiring of the colors by an honor guard, followed by the reading of the Declaration of Independence by Sallie de Barcza, a direct descendant of John Hancock.

Call (732) 563-063.

At 5 p.m.

Saturday, activities will take place in North Branch Park on Milltown Road, including a moonwalk, giant slide and cartoon characters for children, Revolutionary War-period groups and other attractions.

Live music will be performed by Bounce Ooolala and Daniel, Shorty Long and the Jersey Horns and Fortune, with a break for fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Look online (somersetcountyparks.org) or call (908) 722-1200, ext.

225.

Somerset Couny Parks CommissionPast fireworks display at North Branch Park in Bridgewater.Flemington The Flemington-Raritan Recreation Committee will sponsor fireworks at the Reading-Fleming Intermediate School on Allen Street at dusk Friday.

Call (908) 284-7501.

Franklin Twp.

Food vendors, inflatable children's amusements, crafts, games and a clothesline arts exhibition will take place at the municipal complex, 475 DeMott Lane in Somerset, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Thursday, followed by fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Parking will be available at the Sampson G.

Smith School.

Call (732) 873-2500.

Glen Gardner There will be firetruck rides for children Saturday in celebration of Independence Day.

The first truck will depart Glen Gardner Borough Park at School Street and Hampton Road at 10 a.m.

and rides continue until noon.

Call (908) 537-2370.

High Bridge In addition to hosting its sixth annual traditional Fourth of July celebration Saturday at the Solitude House Museum, 7 River Road, High Bridge will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Lake Solitude Falls.

There will be free food, including hot dogs, soda, ice cream, popcorn and snow-cones, and entertainment by Billy D.

Hunter.

The High Bridge Mini-Historians will read their compositions from this year's competition.

Call (908) 638-3200.

Lebanon The 62nd annual Lebanon Borough Fourth of July parade will kick off 10 a.m.

Saturday with a theme of "Many Faces, One Nation." It will run from Main Street to Myrtle Avenue, then down Brunswick Avenue, Beforehand, there will be a baby parade at 9:30 a.m.

on Sutton Place, and a "Borough Students of the Month" presentation at 9:50 a.m.

in Holjes-Sheppard Park, 6 Maple St.

behind Lebanon Borough Elementary School.

Call (908) 236-8464.

North PlainfieldThis year's parade will begin 10 a.m.

Saturday at Wilson Avenue and Greenbrook Road and end at the North Plainfield Community Center on Clinton Avenue.

The honorary grand marshal is the North Plainfield Volunteer Rescue Squad, celebrating 60 years of service.

Call (908) 769-2902.On Sunday, there will be a concert by Mylan starting at 7:30 p.m.

at West End School, with fireworks to follow at dusk.

Call (908) 769-2900.

Somerville Though not technically an Independence Day celebration, Somerville will mark the 100th anniversary of its historic courthouse from noon to 4 p.m.

Friday with music, children's games and entertainment.

It's all part of an event called Picnic on the Green.

The courthouse is at 20 N.

Bridge St.

Call (908) 231-7110.

Find more events at nj.com/events.See more in Fourth of July, Hunterdon County, Somerset County

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