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Friday, October 14, 2016

Dem kickoff, Drake House event, cleanups this weekend

The Drake House is featured in "Four Centuries in a Weekend"
this Saturday and Sunday among other weekend activities.

Another busy weekend in Plainfield --


The Plainfield Democratic City Committee will meet at 10:00 AM on Saturday morning to vote on adopting the proposed bylaws and to kick off the finall push for the November general election.

The meeting will be led by chairman Adrian O. Mapp. Candidates will be on hand. Coffee and donuts for all, and opportunities to sign up for campaign activities in the office and at the polls on election day (November 8). See my full post here.

Plainfield Democratic Headquarters is at 31 Watchung Avenue (next to Antojito's Restaurant). Parking in the public lot on Watchung Avenue.

This weekend is the annual Union County "Four Centuries In A Weekend", in which all of the county's historical sites and museums will be open with special programming.

Plainfield's own Drake House Museum will be open on Saturday from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM and on Sunday from Noon to 5:00 PM.

According to Historical Society president Nancy Piwowar, there will be  a lecture on each day at 2:00 PM on the role of African Americans in the Plainfield area in the Revolutionary War -- featuring profiles of Caesar, Robert Aaron, Ambo and others.

The Drake House Museum at 602 West Front Street (at the foot of Plainfield Avenue).

The weekend community cleanups continue.

Queen City Pride (see their Facebook page here) is joining with Councilor Barry Goode's "Clean The Queen" initiative this Saturday from 9:00 AM to Noon.

This weekend's focus is East Second Street. Volunteers will start at East Second and Richmond and work their way to end at Berkeley Terrace and East Second Street.

Gloves, rakes, bags and water will be provided (thanks to John Louise and crew!).

For more information, contact Councilor Barry Goode at (908) 295-2456 CORRECTED NUMBER: (908) 295-2486 or email Queen City Pride at
When you're done with all that, take some time to enjoy the fall colors -- leaves are coming into their prime colors over the next few days.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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