Photos: Bloomingdale Fireworks Back With a Bang
After being cancelled last year, display returns to Walter T. Bergen School.
A large crowd filled the field at Walter T. Bergen School Friday night for the fireworks display. Many of those in attendence played on the rides, ate cotton candy or played games waiting for the display to begin.
The governing body voted last year to cancel the fireworks in an effort to save the borough money. But several Bloomingdale residents, including Brandon Bott, 14, and a group of local teenagers, approached the council members, urging them to re-consider.
During election season, Democrats Ray Yazdi and John D'Amato campaigned with a promise to bring back events that were canceled, like the fireworks, if elected.
The fireworks were brought back at a cost of approximately $5,000, or $2 for each borough home, Yazdi said.