FANWOOD, NJ -- During these stressful times, the Fanwood police have kicked off a program in which it will judge inspirational messages written and/or drawn by residents and displayed on front lawns, windows, doors, sidewalks and driveways. 

Fanwood residents can nominate their own home or a neighbor or friend's home that displays inspirational messages for first responders and frontline healthcare workers. 

To make a nomination, email and submit the Fanwood address, homeowner's name, and phone number of the nominated home.

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Entries will be judged on creativity, uniqueness, and the message of inspiration. 

"It was an idea from Sgt. Mark Gottlick, who asked if we would do it under our community policing program," said Fanwood Police Chief Richard Trigo. " I brought it to the attention of the PBA and they wanted to sponsor it, and they ran with it."

Every Friday during the month of May, PBA Local 123 will judge the inspirational messages that are submitted and then award one Fanwood family a prize of a pizza from Fabio's Bistro (217 South Ave., Fanwood).

"This is a difficult time for all, and we want to support and serve our community," Tom Chisholm, Fanwood's PBA president said.

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