The City Council honored an organization Monday that brings cheer to 250 homebound residents. About 20 members of the Plainfield Shut-In Council were on hand to accept a resolution for the decades-old group that brings potted plants and holiday gifts to residents who can't leave home.
Council President Cory Storch read the resolution into the record and Mrs. Anna Booker told the history of the organization.
Councilwoman Diane Toliver presented members of the Plainfield Fire Division with a resolution honoring them for their dedication to the community.
"They need to be recognized." said Toliver, who recounted the Fire Division's response to two fires at her home.
Fire Chief Frank Tidwell spoke about the Fire Division's assistance to a boy with Down Syndrome who aspired to be a firefighter. He took part proudly in a cadet program and attended an event in Garwood with all the firefighters in Union County. Through the efforts of Freeholder Linda Carter, Cadet Mason Alexander Jones also got to tour the Fire Academy.
(More council news tomorrow.)