Cranford readies for National Night Out set for Aug. 6

CRANFORD — The Cranford Police Department will be participating in the 30th annual National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. near the Township Gazebo at the intersection of North Union and Springfield avenues. This free nationwide event is designed to promote crime prevention awareness and allows the public to interact with members of the police department. Residents and visitors may also obtain information about the Department’s many youth, educational, safety and public awareness programs.
Numerous police and emergency vehicles will be on display, including a marked police patrol car, a zodiac jet-powered rescue boat, a police motorcycle, emergency service unit utility vehicles and equipment from the Union County Office of Emergency Management.
A disc jockey, face painter and magician will be on hand to provide entertainment for children and adults, and the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Rahway and the Westfield YMCA will be handing out literature and giveaways. In addition, the Cranford Taekwondo Center will be conducting a free demonstration.
For the fifth year in a row, a blood drive will also be held during National Night Out. This year the drive is being held in honor of the men and women of the Cranford Police Department, Cranford Fire Department and our Emergency Medical Services. As in the past, members of the Cranford PBA Local No.52 will be on hand to give out free Italian ices to all in attendance.