The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


August 3, 2009

National Night Out to be observed Tuesday

Observances are planned around the Central Susquehanna Valley to mark the 26th annual National Night Out on Tuesday.

The nationwide event is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch.

The programs are an opportunity for residents to get to know their police officers and learn about Crime Watch programs. Area businesses helped sponsor and made donations to the events.

Details of Night Out programs scheduled in the Valley follow:


The community event will be held in Sunnybrook Park. Free swimming will start at 1 p.m. with free food offered at 5. Entertainment will follow.


Lewisburg and East Buffalo Township police and the Union County Sheriff’s Department will sponsor Night Out events from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Lewisburg Area Recreation Authority park, off St. Mary Street. Hot dogs, popcorn, soda, water and Rita’s ice will be given away, and entertainment will be provided by Lewisburg’s Billy Kelly and the Blah Blah Blahs. Woodward Camp representatives will present demonstrations at the skate park. A DJ and free swimming will be offered at the community pool. Other activities will include pony rides, air-filled rides, clowns, magicians, gymnastics and martial arts. At 7:30, there will be a free raffle of 14 bicycles for children 12 and younger.


The Milton Police Department will hold National Night Out from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Brown Avenue Park. There will be free food, beverages, games, a dunk tank and a bicycle giveaway. The Milltown Blues will play, and there will be free toys for children 12 and younger. The Milton Community Pool will be open free from 6 to 9.


Events will begin at 6 p.m. in Cameron Park. There will be a Chinese auction from 6 to 7:15 with prizes valued at more than any previous year. There will be free hot dogs and drinks. There also will be stands with games and other chances to win prizes. Mayor Dave Persing will be on hand for the dunk tank.

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