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National Night Out in Fanwood and Scotch Plains Set for August 4

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Fanwood Police Chief Richard Trigo, Mayor Colleen Mahr and members of the Fanwood Borough Council at the 2014 National Night Out in Fanwood Credits: John Mooney
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The Scotch Plains Police Department Dunk Tank is always a big hit with the kids. Credits: John Mooney
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Brian Cheney and the Scotch Plains K9 unit will be on hand. Credits: John Mooney
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Games at LaGrande Park during National Night Out. Credits: John Mooney
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FANWOOD, NJ – The Fanwood and Scotch Plains Police Departments once again invite their residents to observe the National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, beginning at 7:00 p.m. 

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, better places to live. The event enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement in an effort to bring back a true sense of community and provide a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Fanwood, Scotch Plains, and other communities across the nation will host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and other various community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel and exhibits.

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National Night Out, "America’s Night Out Against Crime” was the brainchild of The National Association of Town Watch (NATW) Executive Director Matt. A Peskin in 1984. That first year, 400 communities in 23 states and an estimated 2.5 million Americans took part. In subsequent years, participation has grown steadily. National Night Out last August involved 38.0 million people in 15,110 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, and military bases worldwide.

While the traditional 'lights on' and front porch vigils remain a part of the event, activities have expanded considerably over the years to include block parties, cookouts, parades, visits from police, festivals, neighborhood walks, and safety fairs.

Fanwood’s National Night Out at LaGrande Park will include raffles, games, rides, face painting, arts & crafts, a variety of food, and a photo booth sponsored by K-9 Resorts. Scotch Plains' National Night Out includes

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