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Community Comes Together for Westfield’s 2nd National Night Out

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Hundreds of families mingled with police, firefighters, EMTs and public works employees during National Night Out. Credits: Sherry Cronin
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Kids climbed onto vehicles during National Night Out in Westfield. Credits: Jackie Lieberman
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Children dance with the Gold Magnolias during Jazz Night/National Night Out in Downtown Westfield. Credits: Jackie Lieberman
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Riley Brickman with Westfield Police Chief David Wayman.
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Riley Brickman Gail Brickman and Officer Elizabeth Savnick at National Night Out.
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Firefighters explained equipment and handed out giveways during National Night Out. Credits: Jackie Lieberman
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Kids had their fingerprints taken during National Night Out. Credits: Jackie Lieberman
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Girls decorate bows as a fundraiser for PAL cheerleading. Credits: Jackie Lieberman
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The community had a chance to chat with police during National Night Out. Credits: Jackie Lieberman
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Members of Westfield's crew team at National Night Out. Credits: Jackie Lieberman
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Families play on a giant checkerboard courtesy of the Downtown Westfield Corporation during National Night Out. Credits: Jackie Lieberman
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WESTFIELD, NJ — Hundreds of families mingled with police, firefighters, EMTs and public works employees the evening of Aug. 1 at Westfield’s second annual National Night Out in Downtown Westfield.

Tuesday was also jazz night downtown, sponsored by the Downtown Westfield Corporation, and live music was provided by The Gold Magnolias.

Kids climbed onto vehicles, got their fingerprints taken, toured an ambulance and a fire truck and took home giveaways including hats, coloring books and bracelets.

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“I think it’s great to see the first responders and the community coming together and getting to know each other,” Westfield Police Chief David Wayman said.

The National Night Out campaign, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, is part of continuing efforts to strengthen ties between local law enforcement and the communities they serve. Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out each year across thousands of communities from all 50 states, US territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August. 

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