National Night Out brings families out to Brielle Park

The Brielle Police Department, with the help of Shae Callahan, a Brielle Elementary student, served popcorn and cotton candy during the Brielle National Night Out held at Brielle Park Aug. 7. COURTESY OF TRACY RUBINO

BRIELLE — Brielle Park filled up with fun, food and community on Tuesday night when the Brielle Police Department hosted this year’s National Night Out Against Crime.

Hundreds came out on the hot and humid night to spend time in their community. Children played games, ran to different activities and enjoyed the festivities.

“It’s going really well,” said Tracy Rubino, executive confidential assistant to the chief of police and the mastermind behind the night. She was excited to have everyone out enjoying themselves and participating in the activities.

With tons to do, children ran around, enjoying the rock-climbing wall, a blow-up obstacle course, face-painting and a balloonist.

Amy Murphy and her son Owen, 9, along with Donna Dragone and her daughter Jaiden, 10, all of Brielle, were standing near the rock climbing wall as Owen finished his turn climbing the wall.

“The kids are having a blast, hopefully, they can get some energy out and go to sleep later,” said Ms. Murphy. There were plenty of hot dogs and hamburgers as Brielle Council members manned the grill. Treats included cotton candy, popcorn and assorted candies.

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