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LONGPORT – The borough is seeking contributions from the public for its Quasquicentennial (125th anniversary) celebration and the traditional end of summer fireworks display.

Mayor Nicholas Russo penned a letter to friends and neighbors asking them to “support this historic anniversary as well as the annual end of summer fireworks display.” The letter has been posted on the borough’s website.

“Longport has not held a Town Party for several years and for those who might be unfamiliar with this event, this large-scale celebration transforms the parking lot and surrounding area behind Borough Hall into a celebration by the bay, equipped with tents, tables, chairs, food trucks, music, ice cream, a celebratory cake, activities for kids, and more,” he wrote.

The Quasquicentennial Town Party is scheduled to be held July 22. A date for the fireworks will be announced at a later date.

The borough plans to recognize donors of various levels of financial support by placing their names and/or logo on a banner near the entrance to the celebration.

Gold, silver and bronze sponsorship levels include tickets to the event. Gold Level is $2,500 and includes 10 tickets to the event, Silver Level is $1,000 and includes four tickets, Bronze Level is $500 and includes two tickets. There is a “Friends” level for a $250 contribution.

Donors are asked to contact Chief Financial Officer Jenna Kelly at 609-823-2731, ext. 117 or email finance@longport-nj.us.

Contributions can also be mailed to Longport Borough Hall, 2305 Atlantic Ave., Longport, NJ 08403. Checks should be made payable to Borough of Longport and indicate “Longport Town Party/Fireworks Display” on the check. Donations must be received before June 12.

“We hope you can join us in making this a memorable event for years to come,” Russo said.


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