The Hillsborough Township Committee announced yesterday that the annual Fireworks and Family Fun Day would not be held this year due to budgetary considerations.
Canceling the event will save taxpayers at least $20,000 - the minimum usually budgeted for the fireworks and entertainment. In a year when township employees have agreed to wage freezes and salary reductions, asking the public to sacrifice our July 4th celebration is reasonable and responsible.
Almost two years ago I wrote about the fireworks, "even the most frugal family takes a small vacation once in a while - and that's what the Independence Day Celebration is for Hillsborough." Now it's time to cancel this year's vacation - maybe save up for next year.
I'm sure it will be worth the wait.