Green Brook Community Celebrates National Night Out

On August 1, 2017 the Green Brook Police Department invited the community to join millions of neighbors across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide for National Night Out. Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more.
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.
This year’s event included activities for children, a meet and greet with local police officers, giveaways and music from Party People Promotions. There were also representatives from local businesses and community groups on hand, and local supporting businesses including Carrabba’s
Italian Grill, Capital Craft, Crystal Motors, Outback Steakhouse and Starbucks Coffee, offered free refreshments.
Said Chief G. Christopher Kurz, “Hosting National Night Out has been a very rewarding experience. Our officers truly appreciate this opportunity to speak with the residents, and each year it brings a greater response from the community. As always, we look forward to spending time with the
participants, businesses and community groups who contribute their time and resources to making this a great event.”

(above) Green Brook Historical Society: Denise Wolf, Christine Napolitano & Jill Abramo.

(above) Green Brook Hockey Club Bonnie Elbaum and players Lucy & Clara Chen.

(above) Green Brook PBA 398.

(above) Somerset Youth Services Commission, Beth Stanton & Maggie Silver.

(above) Green Brook Pack 129.

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