WILTON \u2014 Although the town\u2019s Independence Day celebration was put on hold this year, Wilton residents will see the red glare of popping rockets before summer\u2019s end. On Tuesday night, the Board of Selectmen unanimously approved a $18,000 contract to bring fireworks to town for a Labor Day celebration on Saturday, Sept. 4, at Wilton High School. \u201cWe didn\u2019t budget for this,\u201d explained First Selectwoman Lynne Vanderslice, but since contracted health care costs were drastically lower than expected this year, the town is enjoying a surplus. \u201cWe have plenty of money, (but) it\u2019s not a break-the-bank contract,\u201d she said. Officials are hoping the daylong celebration will include the traditional Freedom Run 5K Road Race at the high school track as well as the annual softball game between the Democrat and Republican Town Committees. The celebration will also feature music and food trucks, and will be organized by the Parks and Recreation Department. \u201cOne thing we would like to do differently with the parking is, since it is Labor Day, recognize the health care workers and first responders,\u201d Vanderslice said. Those individuals will be offered free parking in premium spots. General parking tickets, she added, would probably need to be purchased in advance as there are concerns about the number of personnel who will be on-site handling sales the day of the event. Normally, college students who work for the department would fill those roles, but given the date of the event it is unlikely most of them will be around. \u201cStaffing is going to be a problem,\u201d Vanderslice said. \u201cIt may be that you have to get your parking ticket in advance \u2014 we\u2019re just not going to have the staff to be selling the tickets the night of.\u201d \u201cThat\u2019s going to be the big change,\u201d she added, noting ticket sale generally pays for a good share of the event\u2019s cost. Others on the board expressed their support for the concept of moving the event, especially since it coincides with the return to school. \u201cI think it\u2019s a great idea,\u201d Selectman Joshua Cole said. The fireworks display will be conducted by Atlas PyroVision Entertainment Group, Inc., which is based in Jaffrey, N.H. It\u2019s scheduled to start at 8 p.m., with a rain date of Sept. 5.