FANWOOD, NJ -- Following a brief, but pounding thunderstorm, the Township of Scotch Plains hosted its annual National Night Out event at the Alan Augustine Green on Park Ave. on Tuesday night.

Police officers and other first responders interacted with the community they serve. The evening featured demonstrations, free food, live music, face-painting and the ever popular dunk-a-cop tank. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.