CRANFORD, NJ – Thousands of Cranford residents attended the Cranford Municipal Barbecue yesterday to end the family-friendly weekend of activities, including a screening of “Moana” in Hanson Park, a bike ride through the town, and more.
Police and firemen worked the grill, making hamburgers and hot dogs for everyone who attended. Mary O’Connor, a member of the Cranford Township Committer and Commissioner of Public Affairs, organized the event in partnership with the Cranford Municipal Alliance.
“It’s been a really great day for Cranford,” O’Connor said. “Anyone who looks around here can see all the different groups who came together to help. It really is a community effort, and I think that’s what makes Cranford so great.”
In addition to the barbeque, Cranford kids had a blast throwing balls at a dunk tank, playing with chalk and getting their faces painted. Live music was provided, as well as a raffle later in the evening.
“We’re trying to promote family dinners and ‘21 means 21’, which is our town initiative,” William Ilaria, Chairman of the Cranford Municipal Alliance, said. “I hope all parents really consider having family dinner at least once a week.”