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Friday, October 28, 2016

Busy Weekend: 1967 remembered, 7th Street cleanup, Halloween happenings

The Recreation Division's annual Doggy Howl costume event
is one of this weekend's many Plainfield happenings.

Busy Halloween Plainfield weekend --



Councilor Barry Goode's 'Clean The Queen' campaign is joined by the folks from Queen City Pride in a cleanup targeting Seventh Street.

Beginning at Plainfield Avenue and West 7th Street at 9:00 AM, volunteers will pick up trash along Seventh Street between Plainfield Avenue and Leland Avenue. Rakes, bags, gloves and water will be supplied.

Time: 9:00 AM to Noon.


Plainfield dogs and their pals get their chance for a Halloween Howl at the annual Doggy Howl costume event at City Hall.

Awards will be given for the best-dressed duos (dogs and owners).

This Recreation Division sponsored free event takes place in City Hall parking lot from Noon to 1:00 PM (awards at 12:30).


Frontiers International's Plainfield Chapter presents its annual Westry Horne Cultural and Heritage event Saturday, entitled "The Plainfield Riot Rebellion 50 Years Later: A Retrospective".

Plainfield was one of hundreds of US communities where such events took place between 1965 and 1968.

The program features several Plainfielders who were there -- including Agurs Cathcart, Warren Blackshear and Nancy Jordan. Attendees will be invited to share their recollections.

The event is free. Light refreshments will be served.

At Washington Community School, 426 Darrow Avenue, from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Parking available in the Spooner Avenue lot and on the street.



The Drake House Museum is holding a spooky Halloween treat on Sunday afternoon with "Halloween Adventures: Local Cemetery Stories".

Youngsters of all ages will enjoy these timely tales. The program is free. Light refreshments will be served.

The Drake House Museum is at 602 West Front Street (at the foot of Plainfield Avenue). For more information, call (908) 755-5831 or visit the website at



The Recreation Division's tremendously popular Annual Trunk & Treat takes place Monday in the City Hall paring lot.

There will be a costume parade. Prizes will be given for best family costume and for best trunk. The event is for children ages 12 and under.

Starting at 6:00 PM until the candy runs out. Awards will be given out at 6:30 PM.
For more information, call the Recreation Division at (908) 753-3097.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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