Many years ago, when Allendale was still a rural village, a few neighbors pooled their fireworks on the Fourth of July. Year after year, other neighbors joined in. 
Over 100 years ago, the group organized, appointed a standing committee, and called themselves The Holiday Observers.
Through the years, other holidays - - Christmas, Easter, Labor Day, and Halloween - - were included in the Observers’ scope of activities. 
The purpose of our group is to “provide and encourage patriotic observance of holidays, and to instill respect amongst our young people for our traditions.” Members of the Holiday Observers must be residents of Allendale. 
The generous financial support offered by our townspeople is returned, in full, to the community, in the form of recreation, entertainment, and assistance in community projects.It is our sincere hope that these efforts continue to make Allendale a better community.

Please download a copy of "Our Centennial" a history of the Holiday Observers organization. . 

Enjoy a video of the History of Allendale and the Holiday Observers

2020 - 2021 Officers
President –  Len Van Orden    
Vice President – Augie Zenzius
Recording Secretary –  Joe Daloisio
Treasurer –  Gabe Dee
Corresponding Secretary – Mike Carey Sr
Assistant Treasurer -   Glenn Gramsch


Active Observers

M. Adler

R. Albrecht
S. Amarante 
*J. Amatuzzi '99
L. Annis
P. Appelgren
F. Ayers
*A. Bandstra '88
*K. Benoit  '15
M. Biondo
E. Bonan
B. Borst            
*P. Borzilleri '09 
*R. Burgess '06
T. Cagney

P. Cammisa
*J. Carey '80
M. Carey Sr.
M. Carey Jr.

P. Cicchetti
K. Coates
P. Conklin
B. Conroy
S. Cortright
*J. Cromie
K. Cronin
J. Daloisio
J. Dean
G. Dee
C. Desmond         
*T. Desmond
T. DiMiceli
E. Doll 
J. Dubanowitz
D. Duffy

D. Duffy
M. Duker
A. Ellison
*B. Eufer '81 
B. Fernekees
G. Ferretti        

*T. Fliegel' 20

J. Florance      
J. Friedland
*E. Getto '04
S. Gins
G. Gramsch
M. Granda
J. Grando
*J. Gravina '08
N. Gray
*C. Greimel '93
M. Guarnaccia
J. Hefferon

S. Higgins
R. Hylas
J. Jasko
E. Johnston
D. Keller
*A. Klomburg '83
*F. Knispel '98

J. Knutzen

P. Kohn
B. Konvit
A. Kursar
P. Larsen
R. LeBlancq
R. Levine
J. Lockard

C. Loskant
J. Lucas
L. Ludwig
*D. Manning '02
*C. Martin '07
S. Mason
B. McCarthy
J.R. Meloro
* S. Miller'19
C. Mino
T. Morley

R. Morris

J. Mulanaphy

E. Nef
S. Nimmo
*S. Novak '17
C. O'Connell

E. O'Connell
*J. Onesios '03
M. O'Sullivan
B. O’Toole
M. O"Toole
B. Pash
 J. Paul
P. Piech
S. Primrose
*K. Quinn '95
G. Ramsey

C. Rinaldi
*T. Robbins '18
J. Routh
R. Russell
A. Saadi
V. Sanchez
J. Shea

S. Sherry

T. Smith
*P. Sobeck '97
C. Stock

E. Suchkov

S. Sullivan
*K. Switala '14
C. Tatosian
*B. Taylor '05
*P. Thomasset '11
L. Van Orden
J. Vargas
*J. Welter '00
T. White
D. Whittam
O. Yacobi
T. Zambrotta
A. Zenzius
D. Zettler            

*Past President 

Life Member (over 25 years)

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