National Night Out Set for Tonight at Meisel Park
Annual public safety event will feature a movie, kids attractions, demonstrations of public safety equipment and more.
From 6 to 9 p.m. tonight, Springfield's Meisel field will be the safest place in Union County.
Once again, local public safety agencies have teamed with County and municipal law enforcement agencies for the Annual National Night Out event.
Families and other law-abiding citizens are encouraged to attend. Not only will Springfield's finest be on-hand, but so too will officers from Union County and nearby towns, as well as the latest tech and equipment the that law enforcement field has to offer.
The event is a police-community partnership aimed at preventing crime and drug use. As in previous years, the event offered a fully loaded array of family activities, from bouncy castles to movies, music and food. In addition, families are able to check out police vehicles, tech equipment and more. Organizers said to expect similar attractions this year, as well as a special showing of the concert film “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never” and a musical performance by local rockers The Grickenz.
The film is shown as part of Union County’s Family Fun and Flix series. County representatives encouraged families to come prepared to enjoy the film.
“Come early to the park as Union County hosts its 5th annual National Night Out program from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and learn about the public safety services that our county and municipalities offer to keep our neighborhoods safe for residents and visitors,” Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella said in a press release. “Bring a blanket or beach chair to claim your spot on the lawn and stay for the music and movie under the stars.”