August 1, 2019 – Plainfield, NJ – On Tuesday, August 6th, 2019, the City of Plainfield will host the annual National Night Out event, a country-wide initiative to promote relationships and partnership between police officers and their communities. Mayor Adrian O. Mapp and the Plainfield City Council invite all residents and their guests to attend this fun family event.
Residents can expect an afternoon of good, clean community fun, and togetherness. Activities include a Kids’ Fun Area, a car and bike show, live music, food, a photo booth, touch-a-truck, and Plainfield’s unique touch to National Night Out, the Annual Book Bag giveaway. The Book Bag giveaway, organized by Plainfield Action Services, kicks off with a caravan ride by Mayor Adrian O. Mapp, City Council, and Cabinet members visiting parks in each ward of the City. At each location they will spend time with the kids and will be distributing backpacks filled with school supplies for the upcoming school year. The Plainfield Fire Department, as always, will be providing fun filled safety demonstrations.
The National Night Out website states that, “National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.”
“We look forward to this event each year “, said Mayor Adrian O. Mapp. “It really helps to bolster the strong sense of community and unity that we have fostered in Plainfield. Our Police Force does a lot of community outreach throughout the year and this event is one of the highlights. Plainfield is really defining itself as a true multicultural gem in the State of New Jersey and we are proud of our ability to come together and celebrate at events like this.”
The National Night Out Service begins at 6:30PM at the City Hall Plaza, led by Master of Ceremony, Councilman-at-Large for the 1st and 4th Wards , Barry N. Goode. The event will kick off with the presentation of colors, a Star Spangled Banner performance, followed by remarks and presentations by various dignitaries and special guests. Special highlights of the event will be the honoring of community leaders, and a performance by cadets from the Queen City Mentoring Academy.