Spend the "Night Out" in Pottstown
Annual event is intended to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, promote neighborhood spirit
Tonight, Pottstown will be one of over 15,000 local communities across North America will celebrate the 29th annual National Night Out, an event known as ‘America’s Night Out Against Crime.’
The event, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; garner support for local anti-crime programs and promote neighborhood spirit along with police/community partnerships.
Sgt. Mick Markovich of the Pottstown Police reported three different Pottstown locations that will hold National Night Out events:
Grace and Evans Streets, on the North End, will host an event from 5-8 p.m. with food drinks and games for children.
McGruff the Crime Dog will make an appearance at the event to be held at the intersection of Washington and Chestnut Streets from 4:30-8:30 pm the same evening.
Finally, local residents will have a gathering at North York Road and 5th street from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
“We’re looking to create a barbecue-type atmosphere—events where people can come out and show their neighborhood spirit to promote unity,” said Sgt. Markovich.
For more information on National Night Out plus assistance on scheduling your own event for Tuesday night, visit http://www.natw.org/nno/