Editor's Note: The following is a press release from Liberty Mutual.
Facing stretched budgets, cities and towns across America are viewing local Fourth of July events with growing uncertainty, as many municipalities make the tough choice to scale back or cancel longstanding celebrations. To help, Liberty Mutual Insurance will once again host Bring Back The 4th, an online contest through which U.S. cities and towns can compete for one of ten $10,000 grants to continue cherished July 4 traditions such as parades, fireworks displays and ceremonies honoring our veterans. Residents from Richfield can now visit BringBackThe4th.com to help .
Here is how the contest works: Upon visiting the Bring Back the 4th website, visitors are prompted to take a brief quiz on Responsible Moments in U.S. History, featuring questions about Americans who helped shape our nation and inspire others. Each completed quiz counts as one credit towards the site visitor’s town, and the 10 U.S. municipalities with the most quizzes completed on their behalf will be eligible to win grants. Website visitors may take the quiz once, and are encouraged to rally family, friends and co-workers to visit BringBackThe4th.com and take the quiz themselves. Featured on the website are a host of tools for spreading the word via social media, websites, blogs and newsletters.
Liberty Mutual will close the contest on Flag Day, June 14, 2011, and then tally the quiz credits to determine winners and award grants to the 10 cities and towns that prompted the highest participation, the week of June 20. Bring Back the 4th grants will be awarded to cities and towns in three size-based categories:
- Small Cities/Towns – Up to 15,000 residents (Four grants)
- Medium Cities/Towns – 15,001-100,000 residents (Three grants)
- Large (three grants – 100,001 residents and over (Three grants)
“As a company with roots in the Richfield region, we appreciate first-hand the important role Fourth of July traditions play in our city,” said Rick Allen, lead sales representative for Liberty Mutual Insurance. “By participating in Bring Back the 4th, local residents can rally in support of a fun, patriotic celebration that brings us together as community members, year after year.”
For full contest rules, please visit BringBackThe4th.com.