Community Life

Scenes from Scotch Plains Day

Michelle Bowman, Nick Letkowski and Brian McCabe of the Scotch Plains Fire Department signed up new volunteers and give tours of the fire trucks.  Credits: John Mooney
Scotch Plains Day along Park Ave. Credits: Jon Joshua
Joanne Rajoppi, Al Mirabella, Bruce H. Bergen, Kevin Glover, Mohamed S. Jalloh, and Rose Checchio visit the American Leagion Table at Scotch Plains Day. Credits: John Mooney
NJ State Assembly candidates Rich Fortunato and Bo Vastine with Scotch Plains Councilman Llewellyn Jones at the Republican table at Scotch Plains Day Credits: John Mooney
Painted pumpkin sale raised money for breast cancer awareness and treatment. Credits: John Mooney
Ravioli-eating contest, sponsored by Florence Ravioli Credits: John Mooney
Jen Malinak, Sam DiAndrea, and Rosendo Vargas were the top three finishers in the Florence Ravioli-eating contest. Credits: John Mooney
Fred Rossi's photography display. Credits: John Mooney
Scotch Plains Day 2015 Credits: John Mooney

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- With Hurricane Joaquin safely out to sea, the skies cleared up for the annual Scotch Plains Day celebration on Park Ave. in downtown Scotch Plains. 

The event included food, rides, a painted pumpkin breast cancer fundraiser, a ravioli-eating contest, and politicking, as Election Day is less than a month away.

Making the rounds among the crowd were: Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi, Scotch Plains Township Manager Al Mirabella, Union County Freeholder Chair Mohamed S. Jalloh, Vice Chair Bruce H. Bergen, Mayor Kevin Glover, Council Members Rose Checchio, John Del Sordi, and Llewellyn Jones, NJ General Assembly candidates Bo Vastine and Rich Fortunato, and others.


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