Annual Snyder County Night Out scheduled for Aug. 21

SELINSGROVE — The Snyder County Coalition for Kids will present the sixth Annual Snyder County Night Out from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 21 at East Snyder Park near Selinsgrove.

Partnering with area law enforcement and first responders along with businesses, civic, health care and educational groups, the event focuses on the safety and well-being of the kids in the community. It’s free and open to the public and includes family-friendly activities, food and fun for all ages.

“Connecting people with law enforcement and community organizations helps to make Snyder County a safer and healthier place to live and raise families,” said Mike Piecuch, Snyder County District Attorney and the coalition’s chair in a press release. “Each year the event is bigger and better than ever.”

Since 1984, communities across the country have gathered friends and neighbors with National Night Out events as a way to encourage crime prevention.

“It’s a fun night for our community to come together and find out how we can help one another in Snyder County,” said Amy McGlaughlin, the coalition’s coordinator. “We don’t always get an opportunity to all be in one place, at one time, so this gives us a chance to share ideas and learn from one another.”

The Snyder County Coalition for Kids Inc., is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization comprised of community leaders and volunteers dedicated to promoting youth development. Using the “Communities That Care” model, the coalition’s vision is to foster safe and healthy communities for the children of Snyder County.

The coalition and its volunteers support the “Meals 4 Mustangs” and “Meals 4 Seals” student food programs as well as the Red Ribbon Week activities in both the Selinsgrove and Midd-West school districts. An annual conference focusing youth development and wellness is held in December. For more information on the coalition or Snyder County Night Out, contact Amy McGlaughlin at SCC4Kids@gmail.com.

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