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CIT Seeks Presenters and Vendors for National Night Out

NNO 2013 saw over 600 attendees from all ages!
NNO 2013 saw over 600 attendees from all ages!

The North Reading Community Impact Team (CIT) will be sponsoring its second annual National Night Out (NNO) on Tuesday, August 5th at Ipswich River Park. National Night Out is an event focused on strengthening North Reading by encouraging neighborhoods to engage in stronger relationships with each other and with their local law enforcement partners. The goal is to heighten crime‐prevention awareness, build support and participation in local anti‐crime programs, and promote safety issues. Last year, over 600 people attended the town’s first NNO.


The CIT is seeking professionals and groups to host 15-20 presentations on safety and law enforcement topics. Table space for vendors are also available free of charge. Approved vendors should be providing information to families on matters related to the event.

 

For more information on how to be a vendor or presenter at this year’s National Night Out, contact Amy Luckiewicz at 978.357.5281 or email northreadingcit@gmail.com

 

About National Night Out and The Community Impact Team

The National Association of Town Watch (NATW) is promoting its 31st year with its National Night Out on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. With local effort and sponsors, National Night Out 2013 saw over 600 attendees in North Reading. At the national level, the event typically involves 37.5 million people in 15,704 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide annually. National Night Out 2014, is expected to be the largest ever. National Night Out, a yearlong community building campaign, is designed to: (1) heighten crime prevention awareness, (2) generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs, (3) strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and (4) promote safety among families. Along with the traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, most cities and towns celebrate National Night Out with a variety of special citywide and neighborhood events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, festivals, visits from local officials and law enforcement, safety fairs, and youth events. National Project Coordinator, Matt Peskin said, “This is a night for America to stand together and promote awareness, safety, and neighborhood unity. National Night Out showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in our fight for a safer nation. On NNO, we invite neighborhoods nationwide to join us and “give crime a going away party”.

 

The North Reading Community Impact Team (CIT) is a partnership between the North Reading Police Department, North Reading Youth Services, North Reading School Department, North Reading Parks & Recreation, North Reading Fire Department, North Reading Elder Services and the North Reading Board of Selectmen. The Team emphasizes the use of innovative, non-traditional methods of impacting crime and the fear of crime and strives toward cooperative interaction between the community, law enforcement and town departments. The CIT works to identify factors that have a negative impact on the quality of life for the citizens of North Reading and to implement solutions that solve the underlying problems through volunteer efforts.

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