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Thursday, July 28, 2016

National Night Out next Tuesday

If my calculations are correct, Plainfield will mark its 30th annual observation of National Nigh Out next Tuesday (August 2) with a community-wide event at City Hall.

As in past years, Mayor Mapp and other city officials will motorcade through the city to make stops at neighborhood observances, ending in front of City Hall at 6:30 PM for the citywide celebration.

Begun in 1986 by former First Ward Councilor Liz Urquhart, the annual observance provides an opportunity for residents and public safety personnel (police, fire and EMS) to meet and mingle.

Having a good time at a National Night Out celebration.

This year will add a car show in the City Hall parking lot. Community organizations are free to set up information tables. Activities are provided for children. Firefighters serve hot dogs and popcorn. And Mayor Mapp recognizes the contributions of residents and employees to reducing crime and making Plainfield the safe and pleasant place it is to live, work and shop in.

National Night Out gets under way at 6:30 PM, Tuesday, August 2, at Plainfield City Hall.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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