Monday, August 12, 2013

Enjoying a “Night Out” in North Andover

On Tuesday, August 6th I had the opportunity to once again participate in North Andover’s National Night Out event at the Middle School.  The free-of-charge event sponsored by the North Andover Police Department and community group Neighborhood Watch was extremely well attended.  Featured were music, games for children, face painting, good food, local businesses showcasing their goods/services, and more.  Most importantly, people had the opportunity to collect information regarding crime prevention.

Nationwide over 36 million people in 15,000 different communities from all fifty states attend a National Night Out event within their community.  The first event took place on August 7, 1984 and has now enjoyed its 30th annual “Night Out”.  Through the commitment of law enforcement personnel, crime watch volunteers, and dedicated individuals, events such as these provide a great opportunity for people to meet their local law enforcement officers, and receive invaluable public safety information.

I want to thank everybody who made this event such a success.  They include Police Chief Gallagher and the North Andover Police Department, active citizen Debbie Savoia and the North Andover Neighborhood Watch Organization, the North Andover Fire Department, the Recreation Department, and many others.

Posted below are several photos from Tuesday’s event.