By DUSTIN RACIOPPI
In a big change from this time a year ago, the KaBoom Committee is brimming with confidence as it readies the giant July 3 fireworks extravaganza in Red Bank.
Despite a still-sagging economy, sponsorships for this year’s three-day celebration have skyrocketed, and fundraising efforts have put the committee back in the black far earlier than last year, chairman Charles Moran has said.
With two days to go until the festival kicks off, the committee is making a final push to bring in more dollars to cover the $275,000 price tag up from the normal $250,000 because of additional police presence for the largest fireworks show in New Jersey, and one of the largest in the U.S.
“The committee is confident the fundraising goal will be met,” member Judy Musa said in an email.