The annual Rutherford firework display was postponed from Saturday June 27th, to Sunday the 28th due to inclement weather. While the skies still presented overcast and potential rain showers, spirits were high for the eagerly anticipated event.
Despite a light drizzle in the early evening, spectators began to stake their claims on the open field for optimal viewing. Residents along Darwin Ave. and neighboring streets hosted family and friends for the festivities. Children could be seen kicking around a soccer ball, or tossing the old pigskin as parents enjoyed the live music entertainment.
Our rovers and crews stood ready to treat medical emergencies.
Fortunately, we gave out more smiles and waves than Band-Aids.
As dusk turned to dark, the field lights went off and the show began. The black canvas erupted with radiant gleams of red, white, and blue amongst other colors. Patriotic songs played throughout the show. What would an Independence Day celebration in Jersey be without Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA”?
In true Rutherford fashion, the grand finale illuminated the night sky while the thumps could be felt in your chest.
The celebration went off without a hitch.