BEACHWOOD – The fireworks over the Toms River, organized by Beachwood, has been postponed until September 5, on Labor Day weekend, Mayor Ron Roma said.
“The fireworks may well have an attendance of upwards of 15,000 people,” Roma said. “This would make it impossible to practice the Governor’s order of limited outdoor group gatherings and social distancing.”
It was not an easy decision to make, but after much discussion, the governing body and the Beachwood Fireworks Committee decided to move the event to the Saturday of Labor Day weekend.
“Please remember to celebrate our country’s independence on July 4 by flying your American flags proudly,” Roma added. “And if you are inclined to use fireworks please use the utmost caution. Practicing fireworks safety is a must.”
Although local officials are heavily involved in the planning of the fireworks, it’s not paid for by tax dollars. Rather, it relies on donations. In fact, if every family just gave a few dollars, it would pay for itself.
Checks can be made out to Beachwood Fireworks, and mailed to the municipal building at 1600 Pinewald Road, Beachwood, NJ 08722.