POINT PLEASANT — Point Pleasant Borough’s mayor and council hosted the annual Fall Fireworks Festival on Sunday, delivering on the mayor’s promise of fireworks that were “bigger, higher and louder.”
Despite having to move from Saturday to Sunday due to the rain, hundreds of families and residents flooded Riverfront Park to partake in the family fun.
Food trucks a plenty, bouncy castles, local first responders and a beer garden were all available for attendees to enjoy and partake in. A DJ also kept up the energy all evening, even as the weather grew colder and the day grew darker.
Owner of Whitecaps Coastal Creamery Bob Leech said, “It’s a great community event. It’s fall time, we are out of the craziness and the heat of summer and it’s a time for families to get together, enjoy the ‘local summer’ so they say.”
Mr. Leech has been doing this event for four years, and had lines stretching across the park at some points in the night. Other businesses serving food and treats in trucks or tents were Caldino’s, Divi Tree, Castaway’s, Shore Fresh and Bubbakoos Burritos, who was one of the major sponsors of the event along with All American Ford.
Along with food trucks, many first responders had set up tents giving out information about what they do and handing out toys and activities for the children to play with, such as frisbees and coloring books.
Chief Adam Picca, of the Point Pleasant Police Department, said “Our fall event is to bring the community together so we can enjoy fireworks tonight. We have our various emergency services to hand items out and to give a little more information about what we do on a daily basis. We want to engage more with the public, this is just another event to do that. We look forward to another great night with the community.”
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