SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – The Scotch Plains PBA Local #87 invited local veterans of the Scotch Plains American Legion Post 209 to “pig out” on Fri., May 29 at the organization’s 2nd annual pig roast honoring the late John Barish, a veteran and former Scotch Planes Police Officer, who passed away last year.

“It’s our way of showing the local appreciation to the veterans who have given so much to our country and community,” said Scotch Plains Police Detective Brian Hayeck, who is vice president of the Scotch Plains PBA Local #87 and one of the organizers of the annual event.

The Scotch Plains PBA Local #87 is a labor union comprised of police officers, detectives and command personnel from the Scotch Plains Police Department. The group provides support for local youth sports programs such as the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Police Athletic League (PAL) and youth intervention programs. In addition, they offer support to the less fortunate with charity fund raising events.

The Swiss Pastry Shoppe (1711 E 2nd St. in Scotch Plains) donated sheetcake and pastries for the event.