Residents and Law Enforcement Unite at National Night Out

National Night Out was held Tuesday evening.
National Night Out was held Tuesday evening.
Hundreds of residents flocked to National Night Out at Ipswich River Park Tuesday evening. The free event, sponsored by the North Reading Community Impact Team (CIT), focused on strengthening the town by encouraging stronger relationships within the community.

Walking through the event, you would've seen residents trying to hit the bullseye on the dunk tank without being distracted by the smell of the barbecue. Kids were able to explore police cars while others learned to use a fire hose. The event also featured dance performances, marital arts presentations, face painting, a bouncy house and more.

The turn out was greater than anticipated, Youth Services Director Amy Luckiewicz said.

"We weren't expecting this many people. This is wonderful," she told Patch.

She was certain that the CIT met their goal of increasing crime‐prevention awareness and participation in local anti‐crime programs. 

Take a look at the photos and video attached to this post.

Joe Veno August 06, 2013 at 09:51 PM
It was a great time and was well attended by many people. Thank you to all the folks that made it happen.
John Intorcio August 07, 2013 at 09:32 AM
"Tons of people"? Let's see, accounting for the fact that their were many children, maybe the average weight was around 100 lbs? That's about 20 people per ton, so 1 ton = 1 score. "Four tons and 183 fortnights ago..."


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