NJ's largest fireworks show needs cash

June 17, 2009 5:45:45 AM PDT
Volunteers plan to pass the hat to help defray the cost of New Jersey's largest fireworks display over the July Fourth holiday weekend.

In previous years, organizers for the event in Red Bank offset costs through corporate sponsorships, the sale of premium tickets and other fundraising.

But Peter Reinhart says the economic slowdown has reduced the number of sponsorships. He estimates the July 3 event is about 25 percent short of the estimated $200,000 cost to put on the display.

Spectators will be asked to donate.

Organizers also are selling tickets for preferred seating.

Information from: Asbury Park Press, http://www.app.com

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