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Reading Police Department and Reading Recreation Commission To host National Night Out

Reading Police Department and Reading Recreation Commission To host National Night Out

Reading, PA… The City of Reading Police Department in a partnership with the Reading Recreation Commission will be hosting a National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 5:00 to 9:30 p.m. at the Schlegel Park Pool.  The event is free and open to the public.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide. Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more.

The event includes swimming, fun games for kids, display and landing of PA State Police Helicopter, and other emergency vehicles.  Food and beverages will be served, and T-shirts and other raffle items will be given away.

Additional partners and participants for National Night Out in the City of Reading include the City of Reading Fire Department, Reading Parking Authority, Reading Area Water Authority, PA State Police, Berks County District Attorney’s, Reading Phillies, DoubleTree Hotel, Santander Arena, Reading Royals, Reading Eagle, Albright College and Redner’s Markets.

Schlegel Park Pool is located at Route 10 and Lancaster Avenue, Reading, PA  19611; it is located behind the Reading Fire Department Building on Lancaster Avenue, across from Queen City Diner.