Borough officials are seeking help from the community to eliminate the $1,800 shortfall needed to pay the fireworks vendor.
The fireworks have in past years been funded with donations, but this year, fundraising for the entire $12,700 cost was not as successful. Therefore, the borough is seeking donations to help offset the remaining unfunded cost of the display totaling $1,800.
“Longport is unique in that it generally holds its fireworks display towards the end of the summer season. This year will be no different as it will hold the event on Labor Day weekend, ending the summer with a grand finale of dazzling lights,” Mayor Nick Russo said in a press release. “Without the generosity of our residents and the Longport Volunteer Fire Department, the event would not be possible. Although, we currently have partial funding for the event, more funds are needed to help close the gap.”
Anyone interested in making a donation can send a check made payable to Longport Borough, with “fireworks” in the memo line, and drop off or mail to Longport Borough Hall, 2305 Atlantic Ave., Longport, NJ 08403.
For more information, call 609-823-2731 ext. 100.