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Posted on: August 21, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Summit Police Department Invites Community to Participate in Making a Difference Community Day

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The Summit Police Department is inviting members of the Summit and nearby communities to participate in the Making a Difference Community Day in honor of fallen Police Detective Matthew Tarentino on Sunday, October 1 at 1PM in downtown Summit. The community day celebration will serve as a thank you to the Summit community for its tremendous outpouring of support following the sudden passing of Detective Tarentino on May 30. 

The event will begin with a parade at 1PM from the Bouras Building at 25 Deforest Avenue to the Village Green on Broad Street and feature first responders, community groups and local organizations. Participation in the parade is open to anyone that would like to march.

Following the parade, the family-friendly community event on the Village Green will feature a free concert, entertainment for children, food trucks, free hot dogs, bounce houses, a silent auction and more. 

“We would like to thank our Summit community for its incredible response following the death of Detective Matthew Tarentino,” explains Police Chief Robert Weck. “We look forward to celebrating Matthew’s life and legacy on October 1, including how each one of us has the ability to make a difference every day treating others with kindness and respect.”

The rain date for the event is Sunday, October 8.

Visit or contact the Summit Police Department at 908-277-9472 for more information. To become an event sponsor, contact David Guida from the Summit Department of Community Programs at 908-277-2932.

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