Overcoming a rainy start, the event drew hundreds of kids and parents with bounce attractions, auctions, and food provided by the local Police Benevolent Association and the volunteer fire department. We’ve got more photos from the event below. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
Four-hundred-fifty-four students and teachers at Red Bank Catholic gathered in groovy casualwear Wednesday morning in an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the “largest gathering of people wearing tie-dye.”
The event was a fundraiser, via $10 t-shirt sales, for the Make A Wish Foundation of New Jersey and dreamed up by senior Kaitlin Rogers of Allenhurst, above. The previous record was 250, she said; RBC’s must still be certified by Guinness.
The school’s annual carnival for Make A Wish, which enables wish fulfillment for young children with serious medical conditions, will be held this year on Saturday, May 16.
More pix below… (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
The first night of the annual Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair, which returned Friday night is about neighbors re-connecting, kids returning from summer camp to discuss the upcoming school year behind the firehouse, babies being introduced to a rite of passage, and borough residents seeing one another once again maybe for the first and only time of the year. Most of the kids will go to bed with a sugar high as they all seemed to be carrying cones of cotton candy bigger than their heads. The beer flowed pretty freely as well….same as last year.
The fair continues nightly until August 30, except for Sunday, when it is idle. And out photo coverage continues just around the “read more” corner.(Photo by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge)
Eight-year-old Kasey Kennedy, a student at St. James School in Red Bank, with the members of the Red Bank Catholic Making Wishes Club – plus her little brother, Colin. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
As a child with a life-threatening blood vessel disorder, Kasey Kennedy found herself with a decision to make four years ago. The Make A Wish Foundation was offering to fulfill whatever wish she might have.
But having spent a lot of time in hospitals with other kids, Kasey decided she want to help make their wishes come true, rather than her own.
Why, when she could have indulged in her own fantasies? “Because I met friends in the hospital,” she told redbankgreen.
Get into the zone early, motorists, or get boxed out. (Click to enlarge)
If this is Independence Day weekend, it must be time for redbankgreen‘s annual KaBoom Fireworks on the Navesink Survival Guide: all you need to know about getting into Red Bank, enjoying the fireworks and related entertainments, and getting back out safe and sane on Saturday, July 3.
KaBoomfest, the new three-night slate of events leading up to the 51st annual Red Bank fireworks show Saturday night, kicked off Thursday night with the opening of a traveling amusement park on West Front Street, opposite Riverside Gardens Park.
Photographer Peter Lindner was there for redbankgreen. Were you? He may have caught you in his pixels, so check out these pix. And please remember: this is a community-supported event, so look for those yellow buckets and Kick in for KaBoom!
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A Ferris wheel and other rides were set up Tuesday in a vacant lot opposite Riverside Gardens Park. (Click to enlarge)
Now taking shape on West Front Street in Red Bank: a carnival of sorts.
Six rides, five games and chance and booths offering midway fare such as cotton candy began setting up in a vacant lot opposite Riverside Gardens Park yesterday, giving shape to an expanded KaBoom Fireworks on the Navesink that this year runs for three days instead the traditional single day.
Also on the bolstered agenda: a free concert in Marine Park featuring four acts, including “Crossing Jordan” star Jill Hennessy, now moonlighting as a singer-songwriter.