Marshfield: Fourth of july celebrations for a good cause

Fourth of July celebrations began in Marshfield Thursday night with the Second Annual Citizens for Children’s Safety fundraiser event.

Brian Stratton and Tim Heinstadt started the charity after the Newtown, CT school shooting.

“With all the problems in the public schools over the last few years with school shootings and the drug epidemic and also bullying…we were certainly promopted to be proactive,” Stratton said.

Jeffrey Gaines kicked off the live entertainment for the evening as hundreds gathered in support of a good cause.

“It’s baby steps right now just getting more people on board with it,” Stratton said.

Following Gaines’ opening performance was the Aldous Collins Band, singing “Get On Board” to start.

And a lot of guests and sponsors are in fact “on board” with the cause.

“I think it’s a really good cause, getting all the people out here to celebrate it on such a special holiday,” Josh Smey, one of the sponsors said.

Sponsors included Smey Painting & Remodeling, Mamma Mia’s, RebuildEx, and more.

Fireworks lit up Green Harbor, and live music continued with members of the J. Geils Band, and local legends The Infractions.

Aldous Collins Band

About Samantha Tracey

Samantha Tracey graduated from Salem State University in 2013 with a degree in Journalism. She has been reporting on local issues in a variety of towns: Bridgewater, Abington, Carver, Weymouth, East Bridgewater, Hanson, Halifax, etc. She says growing up on the South Shore has made it interesting now to be covering news in such familiar places.