National Night Out Draws Big Crowd at Meisel Field

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Hundreds of people turned out to participate in National Night Out on Tuesday evening, August 1, at Meisel Field.   National Night Out is a community-police awareness-raising event held nationwide, typically on the first Tuesday of August.   Sponsored by Union County, who provided free hot dogs and water as well as games and rides for children, the event drew a big crowd.  Local Police, and Fire Departments  participated, including our own Fire and Police Departments,  Emergency Management/Auxiliary Police and the Volunteer First Aid Squad, all displaying various equipment and apparatus that they use.   Neighboring towns in the County participated as well, Mountainside, Rahway, County Corrections Department, Prosecutors office, Sheriff's Department, County Emergency Management and the County Bomb Squad, Rescue Teams, SWAT, County Health department, National Guard and the County Freeholders were on site.    Many displays were set up and parents and children alike were able to interact and meet with local law enforcement personnel and check out their vehicles and equipment up close.   Many departments had giveaways and helpful information to hand out.   A remote control recycling can scooted around the field and McGruff the Crime Dog made the rounds.  At the conclusion of the meet and greet, a movie, "The Secret Life of Pets" was shown on a portable movie screen.