SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Despite cloudy weather Scotch Plains Day drew a big crowd to the downtown area. Park Ave. from Second Street to Front Street was closed for activities that included food trucks, live music, games of skill, the annuals ravioli-eating contest sponsored by Florence Ravioli, an electric car show, community outreach and, of course, some politicking. 

“It was a great day here today in downtown Scotch Plains. I'm very pleased with the turnout for this great event,” Mayor Al Smith told TAPintoSPF.

During the day, Mayor Smith and members of the Council attended a ribbon-cutting for Goshu-Kwan Studio (1733 E. 2nd Street at Willow Ave, across from Domino’s) in Scotch Plains. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily local news source. Sign up for our free daily eNewsletter and “Like” us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android