SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Borough of South Plainfield will be celebrating its 90th birthday on Saturday March 12. Mayor Matt Anesh is inviting all residents to join in the festivities, which will include a reenactment of the first ever council meeting, which was held on March 12, 1926. Anesh has formed a committee to make plans for the year-long celebration and is asking for input from the residents.
To kick-off the celebration, vintage photos of South Plainfield have been placed on the walls of the Borough Hall courtesy of the South Plainfield Historical Society and residents are invited to take a few minutes when they visit Borough Hall to view them.
The official birthday celebration begins at 1:00 pm in Borough Hall. Our present day councilmen will have name cards in front of their seats with the name of an original member of the first council.
Historical Society members and members of the 90th birthday committee will be giving a short presentation of the history of South Plainfield. After the ceremony, children will be invited to sit in the Mayors chair in front of the Borough’s seal to have their pictures taken. There will be a birthday cake, balloons and refreshments for the residents.
In order to make March 12 an event shared by the entire borough, residents are invited to submit any pictures they may have of the early years in South Plainfield. The pictures will be displayed at the ceremony in Borough Hall. If any resident would like to speak about growing up, working or their own memories of South Plainfield, they are welcome to attend.
Also, anyone born in 1926 is invited to attend and they will be recognized. The day promises to be a time to relive our early years and reminisce about the good old days.
You can drop them off your old photos at Borough Hall or the Observer office, 1110 Hamilton Blvd. If you would like to speak at the ceremony, Please contact the mayor’s office at 908-226-7604 or email SP90@southplainfieldnj.com.