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Brick’s 2020 Summerfest Finally Falls to Virus

Fireworks. (Credit: jeff_golden/Flickr)

Fireworks. (Credit: jeff_golden/Flickr)

Brick officials have formally canceled its annual Summerfest series for the remainder of 2020. The news came after weeks of hope that state restrictions on outdoor activities would ease as the coronavirus pandemic was brought under control.

At a meeting of the township council Tuesday night, the governing body voted in favor of extending the contract for the would-be fireworks provider, Schaefer Fireworks, of Ronks, Pa., for anther year, effectively locking in the rate of 2020 which was less than previous summers. The contract calls for a number of fireworks displays not to exceed $22,000 in cost.

After the meeting, Mayor John Ducey confirmed that Summerfest would not go on this season.


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“The governor has not changed the restriction of 500 [people] for outdoor gatherings,” he said. “We have between 3,000 and 7,000 per week for Summerfest.”


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