Center for the Arts in Homer

Saturday, July 4, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.



25th Annual Public Reading of the United States Declaration of Independence.


All are invited to gather at the Center for the Arts of Homer, 72 South Main Street, at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 4th, to commemorate first charter of our nation’s liberty. Charles W. Jermy, Jr. and Charles W. Jermy III will recount the circumstances that led up to the Declaration’s adoption in 1776 and talk briefly about document’s structure. After describing the fates of some of the signers, they will invite those in attendance to read short portion of the Declaration aloud. Following the reading, a cannon will be fired and the bells in the buildings surrounding the Homer Green will be rung fifty times. The Center’s 1874 37-inch Meneely Bell will be joining the other four bells for the first time in several years. Plan to participate in this important community-wide commemoration of the 244rd birthday of the United States of America, for which there is no admission charge. For more information, please call Bud or Chip at 607-749-4365, or send an e-mail message to