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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Plainfield's 31st National Night Out celebration set for Tuesday

Mayor Mapp addresses the crowd at 2016 celebration.
Seated are honorees Marie Davis (Ward 1) and
Donald Van Blake (Ward 2).

Tuesday, August 1st, will mark Plainfield's 31st annual National Night Out. The city's observance begins at 6:30 PM at City Hall Plaza. There is also a neighborhood celebration coordinated by the Netherwood Heights Neighbors with a community BBQ at Leland Avenue Park.

Over the years, the celebration has grown from residents' turning on their porch lights for the evening to the large communitywide event at City Hall -- with food, music, recognition of civic organizations and programs and demonstrations by publis safety personnel.

Here are some photos from last year's celebration --

The Police Cadet program is recognized.

The Recreation tent is always mobbed.

Signing up for CERT training.

A little help with my glow bracelet, please?

The crowd enjoys itself.

Rose Marie Cathcart staffs the Clerk's information table.

Freeholder Linda Carter and 4th Ward Councilor Bridget Rivers.

Nancy Piwowar chats with Mayor Mapp's Chief of Staff John Steward.

Book bags and firefighter hats were much sought after.

See you Tuesday!

  -- Dan Damon [follow]
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