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No one does the Fourth of July like Bristol, and no one loves their license plates quite like Rhode Islanders.

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No one does the Fourth of July like Bristol, and no one loves their license plates quite like Rhode Islanders. So it makes sense that the folks behind the biggest Independent Day bash in the state and the longest running annual celebration in the nation are trying to fuse those two passions.

The Bristol Fourth of July Committee is trying to get a specially designed red, white and blue license plate onto Rhode Island bumpers. The plate costs $41.50, with $15 of that going towards the Bristol Fourth of July celebration, $5 to the Rhode Island Veteran’s Home and the rest covering the DMV’s cost to produce the plates.

In order to make it happen, the committee needs 900 drivers to sign up for one of the new plates by July 4 of this year. They’re two-thirds of the way there with just over a month to go. So ask yourself, patriot – what would George Washington do? You know, if he had a car…

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