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Friday, August 14, 2015

Mayor Mapp's community BBQ is Saturday, everyone is welcome

Plainfield Mayor Adrian Mapp and First Lady Amelia will host their 8th annual community barbecue Saturday (August 15). The event is free and the public is warmly welcome.

As Mayor Mapp has notes, summer is a time for relaxing with friends and neighbors and enjoying food and company in the out of doors. These annual barbecues have become a Plainfield summer tradition.

Tents fill the back yard of their home so that people can visit in the shade. There is alwyas plenty of food and beverages. After dark, there is usually dancing with a Caribbean beat. The event provides a perfect setting for catching up with old friends and making new ones.

Mayor Mapp does ask, though, that we remember even in summertime, some of our neighbors go hungry.

So, as has been done each year, guests are invited to bring canned goods or nonperishable food items which will then be donated to a local food bank. Councilor Williams suggests also that toiletries and feminine products are needed (see here).

The Barbecue gets under way at 4:00 PM and runs well into the evening. The Mapp's home, St. George's Manor, is at 535 West 8th Street.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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