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Monson, Independence Day
The festivities in Monson — known as the Monson Summerfest Fireworks — will take place at Quarry Hill Community School at 43 Margaret St., from 4 to 11 p.m. The fireworks are at dusk.
The day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the 13 former British colonies on July 4, 1776.
Massachusetts became the first state to recognize the Fourth of July as a statewide holiday in 1781.