National Night Out was a tremendous success

To the editor:

The National Night Out event in Lewistown is now down in the history books. The seventh annual National Night Out event hosted by the Southside Neighborhood Watch Group and the Lewistown Police Department is hailed as a success due only to the collaboration of numerous people, businesses, groups, agencies, emergency services personnel, clergy and clubs. The 2018 National Night Out Planning Committee excitedly takes this time to express our grateful appreciation and to say thank you to all of those who helped bring our community together in such an enjoyable and positive atmosphere.

The following is a list of participants of National Night Out 2018 who gave of their time, talents and donations to make this year’s event rewarding and successful. Without them, this event could not happen.

Thank you to (in no particular order) to The Sentinel and Sentinel reporter Alyssa Burd, the Lewistown Giant Food store (manager Denise Ream and crew), Luke Lake of the Lake Auto Dealerships, MERF Radio and Rocco Pollotto, Tom Laub and the MERF Dog, Middleswarth Distributors Manager Shawn Sechrist, Richard Royer of Brannon and Royer Service, William Farleman of Lewistown Welding Supply, Ron Miller of Snedeker Energy and Valero service stations, the Downtown OIP & Grille John Pannizzo, the Borough of Lewistown Mayor Deborah Bargo, Lewistown Borough Manager Scott Welham, Lewistown Borough Council, Tim Plank Lewistown Borough Street Superintendent, assistant superintendent Ben Rager and the borough’s street crew, Bob Barlett Lewistown Fire Department Chief, Pat Shoop Chief of Fame EMS and Fame EMS staff members, City Hook and Ladder Company 14 members, United Fire and Rescue station 11, Brooklyn Hose Company 13, Granville Fire Department 16, Junction Fire Company 15, Ryan Pualy Susquehanna Fire Equipment, Harry Beers and the crew of the Mifflin County Forest Fire Fighters, Frank Medley and Lewistown Fire Police, Pastor Randy Hughes First United Methodist Church, Rev. Richard Williams Grace United Methodist Church, Jim Zubler Downtown Lewistown Inc., Seven Mountains Jeeps Tim Yohn and crew, Tim Drake and Jack Bigelow of Keystone State Muscle Cars, the Patriot Riders, South Hills School of Business and Technology Barbara Harer, Mary Beth Wolfe from Pa. LCB, Clear Concepts, Communities That Care Aleta Kemmerer, Cpl. Artman of the Pennsylvania State Police Aviation Division, Conservation Officer Amanda Isett of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, officers of the Mifflin County Regional Police Department, Kops 4 Kids organization, Mifflin County Sheriff’s Department deputies, Mifflin County Aktion Club Marie Mulvihill, Girl Scouts, Salvation Army, Sweet Frog, Abuse Network, Mifflin County Children and Youth Services, Juniata Valley Crisis Mariah Copenhaver, S.U.M. Child Development, Truck Stuff N More Bellefonte, Boy Scouts of America, Ms. Abby Traxler, Matt Moore, Mifflin County Probation Department officers, Primary Health Care and Smokey the Bear.

Again, a huge thank you to all and we hope to see everyone again at the August 2019 NNO event.

Stephen M. Knudson

Lewistown Police Department

National Night Out Committee 2018

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