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Union County to Hold National Out in Springfield on Tuesday, Aug. 1


SPRINGFIELD, NJ- The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks and Recreation will team-up with National Night Out organizers on August 1 at Meisel Park, off Meisel Avenue in Springfield to host the next evening of "Family Fun & Flix," the free summer entertainment and film series on Tuesday evenings. The National Night Out event is presented with support from AAA Northeast, ShopRite of Clark and Target in Union.

National Night Out activities get underway at 6 p.m. and last until 8 p.m., after which there will be an animated film. A number of law enforcement agencies will be on hand, including the Union County Prosecutor's Office, the Union County Sheriff's Department, the Mountainside Police Department and the Springfield Police Department. The Union County Bureau of Recycling & Planning will also be on hand to provide important information.  The event will also feature roving entertainment provided by a local magician and a photo booth to capture the fun moments.

Following the National Night Out activities, those in attendance can enjoy the animated adventure comedy "Secret Life of Pets," which tells the story of two squabbling pet dogs who end up in the outside world and find common ground against a gang of angry animals preparing an attack on humans. The film features the voices of Louis C.K., Erick Stonestreet and Kevin Hart.  Free popcorn will be given to all children in attendance and there will be inflatables for the kids to enjoy.

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"National Night Out provides an opportunity for members of our law enforcement community to provide important information to residents to assist them in keeping themselves and their family's safe," said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen.  "And when the sun goes down, relax in your chair or on your blanket and enjoy the movie."

This summer's Family Fun and Flix will conclude on Tuesday, August 8, returning to Warinanco Park in Elizabeth for the presentation of "Moana."

Family Fun and Flix movies start at dusk, weather permitting. For more information, call the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation at 908-527-4900 or visit the Union County website:<>.  For program and rain information call 908-558-4079 after 3:30 p.m. the date of the show.

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