Fireworks for Bedford Day 2022? Town Manager Plans to Include a Line Item in Fiscal ’23 Budget

Standing Watch ~ Bedford Day Fireworks—Image (c) Meghan Sturgis 2021 all rights reserved

 

Town Manager Sarah Stanton plans to include a fiscal 2023 budget line item that would pay for a Bedford Day fireworks display in September 2022.

Indeed, she would like to see fireworks established as the climax of the celebration every year.

Stanton told the Select Board Monday that she was impressed by the overwhelmingly positive response to the 28-minute aerial extravaganza on Sept, 18 – which was actually a rescheduling of a July 4 show. “We got really great feedback,” she said.

For the past couple of decades, fireworks have been scheduled for every five years around Independence Day. Stanton pointed out that a Bedford Day display is preferred by many residents because it gets dark so much earlier.

And as an annual event, “We think it would be a great opportunity to fundraise.”

Overall, Bedford Day 2021 “was just a great day,” Stanton said. She extended thanks to all town employees involved, and singled out Recreation Department Program Director Nikki Taylor, who for almost 13 hours straight “had a smile on her face and a safety vest on.”

In answer to a question from member Bopha Malone, Stanton said that she hopes there can be arrangements for food sales at upcoming fireworks shows.

Mike Rosenberg can be reached at mike@thebedfordcitizen.org, or 781-983-1763


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2 Comments

  1. MANY PEOPLE IN BEDFORD STRONGLY PREFER TO HAVE FIREWORKS DISPLAY ON THE 4th of JULY THAN BEDFORD DAY .

    MORE PEOPLE COME TO SEEN FIREWORKS ON THE JULY 4TH THAN BEDFORD DAY.

    FIREWORKS DISPLAY SHOULD ONLY ON BEDFORD DAY IN 2029 WHEN BEDFORD CELEBRATE 300TH ANNIVERSARY . (1729-2029) MOSTLY PEOPLE AGREED ON THIS.

  2. You have done a great work arranging this important day for Bedford citizens.
    My only concern is ,do you have enough money to arrange it every year, without raising taxes? I hope celebration is not being used as another excuse to raise taxes in this town.

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