East Windsor Township celebrated “National Night Out” on August 7, at the East Windsor P.A.L. fields, which was attended by well over 2,000 people. Approximately 75 organizations and businesses hosted booths and displays. The event was to demonstrate the commitment of East Windsor Township in promoting a cooperative partnership among police, local government officials and citizens to vigilance and crime prevention throughout the East Windsor community.
East Windsor Mayor Janice Mironov issued a Mayoral Proclamation which was presented to the Neighborhood Crime Watch members, reading “National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local programs to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and foremost send a strong message to criminals notifying them that the community and police have joined together in fighting crime.”
This year’s East Windsor Township event, which had much to interest adults and children, featured police, fire and emergency medical services equipment, and crime watch information. There were demonstrations by a canine trained in detecting illegal drugs, child car safety seat inspections and demonstrations by the American Red Cross. Many community groups and area businesses hosted booths with information and giveaways supporting the National Night Out theme.
Additionally, at the Township “National Night Out”, areas were set up for issuance of identification cards for children, fire hose demonstrations and face painting. Further activities included a moon bounce, a rock climbing wall, music and refreshments were available.
Mayor Mironov stated, “National Night Out was a tremendous success and we thank our local police department especially Chief of Police James Geary and Detective Joseph Gorski, and all of our volunteer fire company and rescue squad volunteers, and businesses and organizations for their support and participation in helping to make our National Night Out such an outstanding event.”
East Windsor Mayor Janice S. Mironov presents Proclamation for 2018 “National Night Out” to East Windsor Neighborhood Crime Watch members during the event held at the East Windsor P.A.L. fields. Pictured (from left to right) are: (front row) Council Member Marc Lippman; Council Member Denise Daniels; Mayor Janice S. Mironov; Neighborhood Crime Watch Chairperson Vincent Citarella; Neighborhood Crime Watch Member Richard Labone; (back row) Council Member Perry Shapiro; Deputy Mayor John Zoller; Council Member Alan Rosenberg; Police Detective Joseph Gorski; and Police Chief James Geary.