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Roxbury Councilman: Beach Blast was Bigger, Better Than Ever

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Roxbury Councilman Fred Hall, second from left, talks about Roxbury Beach Blast
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Roxbury Beach Blast fireworks Credits: Roxbury Police Department
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ROXBURY, NJ – This year’s installment of the annual Roxbury Township Community Beach Blast was “the largest and best” said Roxbury Township Councilman Fred Hall at Tuesday's meeting of the township Mayor and Council.

Hall, one of the event’s organizers, said several thousand people attended the June 15 party at the Horseshoe Lake fairgrounds in Succasunna. It was the 11th Beach Blast and the second one held at the fairgrounds - instead of Horseshoe Lake Beach - and free to attend.

Last year's Beach Blast, plagued by dicey weather, drew slightly more than 1,000. With clear skies, this year's version likely saw triple that attendance, said Hall. 

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“I gotta be honest with you, this one was the largest and best we’ve ever had,” said the councilman. He said there were likely 3,000 people at the festivities, something made obvious by the way people packed themselves onto the so-called Horseshoe Lake Island to get a good view of the fireworks.

“There was practically no room to even walk out on the island,” Hall said, thanking his colleagues on the council for supporting the endeavor. “It made a lot of people happy and the most important thing, everybody: It was absolutely free.”

There were some fundraisers; for example, about $700 was raised at the event for Roxbury Social Services, Hall said.

A Team Effort

 “I can’t say enough about (Roxbury Rotarian) Steve Alford, (township Manager) John (Shepherd), (township Recreation Director) Keith (Knudsen) and all the people who helped out. But the guy who was really behind the scenes doing a lot of work was … (Roxbury Police Patrolman) Brian Feeney.”

Hall said he found amazing Feeney’s enthusiasm in helping organize the Beach Blast, which also served as the police department’s version of National Night Out. “It was just unbelievable how this guy put this program together,” Hall said. “Just a great, great guy … a stellar guy and a great pleasure to work with on this event.”

Other members of the council praised Hall for his involvement in the Beach Blast, and Roxbury Councilman Jim Rilee used the discussion as a stepping-off point to note the event was one of a series that took place recently at Horseshoe Lake Park.

“Within a span of 10 days we had the (St. Therese) carnival for five days, we had the Beach Blast, we had the car show on Father’s Day,” Rilee said. “It’s just fantastic. People love coming there. We have walks there – like the MS Walk. There’s Puptoberfest. This is a park that continues to stand out from all the parks in Morris County year after year.”

Hall made a point of thanking the local people and businesses that paid for the Beach Blast fireworks. They included Alford, Dr. Harvey Siegel and Josh, Fullerton Grounds Maintenance and Garden Center, Gary Ribe ReMAX American Dream, Legends Car Wash, Live the Lake NJ, PJ's Auto Body, Robert and Kathy DeFillippo, Tim Smith and Family and Valley Pharmacy & Surgical Supply Center. 

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