To the editor:
Tuesday, Aug. 6, residents of the Lewistown Borough community, law enforcement, emergency personnel, local community organizations and businesses came together in America's "Night Out" against crime held at Rec Park. Participants and guests celebrated both the 30th anniversary of National Night Out and the 90th Anniversary of GIANT Food Store.
This huge success would not have been possible without the following donations and participants: Lewistown Police Department, Mifflin County Community Watch Groups, GIANT Food Store #25, Trolley Car, Middleswarth Potato Chips, Snedeker Energy LLC, Lewistown Welding Supply Co., FAME EMS, Lewistown Fire Police, Danny's BBQ, Brannon & Royer Septic Services, Seven Mountains Jeep Club, City Hook & Ladder, The Abuse Network, Mifflin County Communities That Care, Keystone State Muscle Cars, Brooklyn Fire Department, United Fire & Rescue, Junction Fire Company, Downtown Lewistown Inc., Rec Park Farmers Market, Rec Park Pool, Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, The Boy Scouts of America, Kiwanis, Smokey the Bear, Touring Friends Motorcycle Club, and Pennsylvania State Police.
This event is an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. We thank everyone for their continued support and look forward to creating a safer community.
Community Service Officer Stephen Kundson
Chief William Herkert Jr.
Mayor Deborah Bargo