Another great event in Matawan. The Matawan Police Department along with the Matawan-Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce did an outstanding job. Serving hot dogs and water was Matawan's Finest Police Force. We'd rather get a hot dog than a ticket any day. Donations from Stewarts on Route 79, Rita's Ices and other local vendors were a big help. There was face painting for the children along with games with prizes. It was nice to be able to meet and greet our fine Police force. Don't let it get out but they were fabulous hosts for the National Night Out Against Crime. Did we see Chief Alston smiling? Could be. The Chief and Matawan's Finest deserve the Borough's appreciation for a job well done. Can't wait for next year's event.
Rosemary Conte of the Chamber of Commerce did a superb job producing the Matawan American Idol Contest. All participants were remarkable. What made it special was observing Rosemary hug and encourage each contestant. The winner was one of Matawan's residents, Ms. Dantoni, a student of Matawan Ave Middle School. She was the only contestant to accompany herself by playing the guitar. Other participants came from surrounding areas with two participants from Matawan.