Rotary club welcomes sponsor for July 4th Family Fun Day

Courtesy photo Rotarians Chris Christensen and Troy Aarthun receive a sponsorship check from Dr. Melissa Wu from Medical Immediate Care.

MERRIMACK – The Merrimack Rotary Club welcomes Merrimack Immediate Care as a Founders Level Partner for the July Fourth Family Fun Day and Pancake Breakfast sponsor.

“Merrimack Rotary is proud to have Immediate Care as a lead sponsor,” said Troy Aarthun, president of the Rotary Club of Merrimack.” By sponsoring, Merrimack Immediate Care has expressed a great interest in the local community.”

“There are thousands of dollars in fixed costs for this project: Tents, stage rentals, electrical equipment and amusement attractions are some of the most obvious. Our lead musical attraction, Studio Two received tremendous community support and we welcome them back. Without our partnering sponsors, this event could never happen on such a scale as it does now,” said General Chairman Neil Anketell. “As a founder level sponsor, we are excited to have Merrimack Immediate Care taking a leadership position again.”

“Merrimack Immediate Care as part of Southern New Hampshire Health, serves thousands of local residents,” said Melissa Wu, MD, director of Immediate Care. “Celebrating Independence Day with them brings us all together to honor our heritage and also to just have fun.”

The categories of sponsorships for July Fourth Family Fun Day range from Minuteman, Patriot and Company Commander to Founder. To become a sponsor, please go to merrimack4th.com or contact Chris Christensen at


Starting with the Pancake Breakfast from 8-11 a.m., the 2017 July Fourth Family Fun Day is a day of fun, games, entertainment and food. The day’s schedule has been announced and consists of the following: Sparkler 5K Road Race (Start at Merrimack YMCA) at 8 a.m.; Merrimack Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast (Mastricola Upper Elementary School Cafeteria) from 8-11 a.m.; Parade (Daniel Webster Highway to Baboosic Lake Road ending at the Merrimack High School) starts at 1 p.m; Merrimack Rotary Family Fun Day (Mastricola Elementary School Grass Fields) from noon-9 p.m. with contests, food vendors, club and service organizations, live stage events, nonprofit organizations, children’s entertainment, teen entertainment, dunk tank, business vendors, crafts and gifts, specialty vendors, family entertainment, local bands, live demonstrations and much, much more; Fireworks (Merrimack High School field) begin at dusk.

For a full schedule and to contribute, go to merrimack4th.com and follow Merrimack4th on Twitter. If interested in participating and/or to reserve space please contact Neil Anketell at info@merrimack4th.com.

– Submitted by Merrimack Rotary Club