Stoughton's 4th of July Fireworks Show to be Dedicated to the Late Bob Parsons
Parsons was the chairman of the Stoughton Fourth of July Committee for 30 years. He passed away in May of 2012 at the age of 60.
Stoughton's fireworks show on Tuesday on the eve of the July 4th holiday will have an added significance this year. Joe Mokrisky, who is Chairman of the Stoughton Community Events Committee, said the show will be dedicated to the memory of the late Bob Parsons.
Parsons, who had served as chairman of the Stoughton Fourth of July Committee for 30 years until 2006, passed away May 24, 2012 at the age of 60.
Parsons, a 1969 Stoughton High graduate and veteran of the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era, was an active volunteer in town.
In addition to his time running the July 4th activities, he also sat on the Stoughton Fire Station Sub-Committee; he was a Precinct 1 Town Meeting Representative for many years; was a member of the Stoughton Municipal Operations Committee; and was a part of Stoughton's VFW Post 1645.
After the July 4th parade, Mokrisky said Parsons hosted a big cookout at his home.
Mokrisky said the plan is for one shell to go off in Parsons' memory at the start of the fireworks display.
"There's a lot of people in Stoughton who talk about getting things done but for 30 years Bob Parsons got things done," Mokrisky said.
Mokrisky said Parsons "never asked for accolades" and was a "real class guy."
The fireworks will launch at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3 from the West School fields. The public can view the fireworks from the Stoughton High football field and track area.