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.
National Night Out is celebrated by millions of neighbors across thousands of communities.
Highspire Borough and the Highspire Borough Police Department, are excited to announce this year’s National Night Out celebration. National Night out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. This year’s National Night Out is set for Tuesday, October 6th, 2020, from 6 PM to 9 PM; weather permitting.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be some necessary changes to this year’s National Night Out. There will be no large public gatherings as in the past at Memorial Park. However, residents can still participate by decorating their front yards, displaying anti-crime signs and posters, and turning their porch light on or replacing it with a blue light bulb.
This year, the Mayor and Police Officers will be walking the neighborhoods, some will be on patrol bicycles, and others will be driving through neighborhoods to greet residents. They will also be judging front porches and yards, as there will be judging for the best decorated front porch or yard, and best decorated face mask. These are two separate contests awarding, 1st ($75 Gift card), 2nd, ($50 Gift card), and 3rd ($25 Gift card) place prizes, for the most creative designs!
Costumed characters McGruff the Crime Prevention dog and Daren the D.A.R.E. lion will be out as well, making their rounds, greeting and handing out safety materials to residents.
Please join us on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, to celebrate this annual campaign to promote Safety, Unity, and Police-Community Partnerships, and to make our neighborhoods more caring places to live.
If you are intending to participate by decorating your front porch and or yard, and have a mask to be judged, please call the Borough office at 717-939-3303, and inform us. Leave your name and address on voice mail or with the Borough secretary, to make sure you are visited to be objectively evaluated.