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Join in National Night Out on August 6 to Help Fight Crime

Monday June 10th, 2019
Townships are encouraged to plan community activities to observe the National Association of Town Watch’s 36th Annual National Night Out (NNO) on Tuesday, August 6.
 
Last year, citizens, law enforcement agencies, community groups, businesses, youth organizations, and local, state, and federal officials from 16,790 communities in all 50 states, U.S. territories, and military bases worldwide joined forces to celebrate the event.
 
“The energy, dedication and leadership of our NNO local coordinators never ceases to amaze me,” says Matt Peskin, NNO creator and national project coordinator. “When neighbors and local law enforcement get together under positive circumstances, great things happen. These are bonds that will last forever.”
 
In addition to the traditional vigil of turning on porch lights, many communities also sponsor block parties, cookouts, parades, police visits and demonstrations, neighborhood flashlight walks, safety fairs, contests, rallies, and youth programs and activities.
 
Lehigh Township in Northampton County, Spring Township in Berks County, and Upper Merion Township in Montgomery County won awards from the National Association of Town Watch for their 2018 events.
 
If your township is holding an NNO event this year, tell the News about it and be sure to include photos. Email the info to glinn@psats.org.
 
For more information, call toll-free (800) NITE-OUT (648-3688) or go to natw.org.