Two weeks ago, it looked like Bloomfield was ready to ditch its annual July 4th fireworks for budget reasons. But yesterday, the township got enough sponsors to save the annual pyrotechnics and announced that the show will go on July 4 at Memorial Park on JFK Drive. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. and admission is free.
“It’s something that our residents look forward to every year,” said Bloomfield Rec spokesman Mike Sceurman. “I’ve been going to the fireworks every year since I’ve been born.”
But some of the other features of the celebration, such as kiddie rides, had to be sacrificed for budget reasons.
In the past, residents have sat in Foley Field to watch the fireworks, but the field has been closed since arsenic samples were found in the soil during renovations. Memorial Field is next to Foley Field.
Photo from Baristanet archive July 2004.