Thank you to supporters of National Night Out

To the editor:

The Borough of Lewistown’s National Night Out 2019 was a concerted effort by police departments, fire services, emergency medical services, private businesses, social service agencies, civic groups, clubs and state agencies including the Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board and the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Everyone involved in this event gave abundantly of themselves and their time, talents and funds to make the 2019 NNO event the largest and best one yet. They went out of their way to provide a venue to strengthen our community relationships and to brighten the lives of some young people with giveaways and activities.

Pastor Randy Hughes, First United Methodist Church and a veteran of several National Night Out events, opened the event with an inspiring invocation. Thank you Pastor Hughes for your care of and commitment to our community.

A huge “thank you” to the Lewistown Giant Food Store, manager Denise Ream and the entire Giant crew. They graciously provided hot dogs, bottled water and cake free for everyone to enjoy. They also set a record by serving 1,008 hot dogs. Thank you to Giant Food Store Lewistown for your care and commitment to our community.

The Seven Mountains Jeeps and their fearless leader Tim Yohn once again dedicated numerous hours in preparation for this event and to the event itself. The Seven Mountains Jeeps members donated several bicycles that were given away during a free raffle. Seven Mountains Jeeps are committed to our community and are involved with a several other local charity events such as the annual Salvation Army’s Toy Run and the Protection 4 Paws. Thank you Seven Mountains Jeeps.

The Keystone State Muscle Cars, Time Drake and Jack Bigelow put together some awesome stuff for the free raffle including a bicycle. Time and Jack worked vigorously before and during the event to provide a great display of muscle cars and an awesome drag strip.

To the Fame EMS, thank you for your participation and for the “brain freeze” caused by the wonderful snow cones that were provided. They really were a welcomed relief from the hot and humid weather conditions during the event.

Mr. Chad Johnson, “The Brooklyn Boyz.” What a terrific service you did for our community. The role you played as DJ and emcee were exemplary and impressive. Thank you Chad and crew.

Scott Hess, owner of Hess Tire and Auto Parts graciously donated new National Night Out banners that were placed throughout the area to advertise the event. Thank you Scott.

Senator Jake Corman’s donation and sponsorship of 500 official NNO balloons was a big hit. Thank you Senator Corman for your support and commitment to our community.

Luke Lake of the Lake Dealerships kindly donated a bicycle for the free raffle. Thank you Luke for your commitment to our community and your support of our National Night Out event.

Ron Miller of Snedeker Energy/Valero has donated the ice needed to keep NNO cooled down for the past several years. This year again Ron donated the ice for the entire event. Thank you Ron for your support and generosity.

Thank you to Shawn Seacrist manager of the Middleswarth Potato Chip distributorship who donated 300 bags of Middleswarth chips. Thank you for your support over the past several years.

New participant to this year’s NNO, ZTM Rental. The great folks at ZMT Rental provided free popcorn for everyone attending the event. Thank you ZTM Rental.

The All American Cruisers, thank you for your participation and the donation of two bicycles for the free raffle. Ron Wagner and Brenda Cross members of the cruisers donated a bicycle also.

Richy Royer of Brannon and Royer has been provided the portable comfort stations for our event for several years. Again this year Mr. Royer has gone out of his way to provide by way of donation this vital service. Thank you.

Bill Farleman, owner of Lewistown Welding Supply donated a large helium tank for the NNO balloons. Thank you Bill for your donation.

Another new comer to the list of contributors for our NNO event, Bounce Slide. The Bounce Slide is a huge inflatable slide that obviously became a big attraction immediately. Thank you.

The 2019 National Night Out Committee wishes to extend a great big thank you to all of the following participants and contributors to the 2019 National Night Out event: Mifflin County Regional Police Department, Mifflin County Sheriff’s Department, Mifflin County Probation Department, Granville Township Police Department, Armagh Township Police Department, Pennsylvania State Police Lewistown barracks, Pennsylvania State Police Avation Division Cpl. Darryl Martin, Pennsylvania Game Commission, Geisinger Life Flight, National Guard, PLCB, Primary Health, Smokey the Bear, Jeff Stevens and Big Foot, Rocco Pallotto and the MERF Dog, Jim Zubler Downtown Lewistown Inc., Kiwanis, state Rep. John Hershey, The Abuse Network, American Red Cross, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Salvation Army, Saints of Service, Amanda Moeller State Farm Insurance, Lewistown Aktion Club, Mifflin County Children and Youth, Meraki, Lewistown Fire Department, City Hook and Ladder Station 14, United Fire and Rescue Station 12, Brooklyn Hose Station 13, Granville Fire Department, Junction Fire and Rescue, Highland Park Hose Company, Eric Lane WCHX radio, Lucas Lenze The (Lewistown) Sentinel, Patriot Riders, Time Pavlic, Lewistown Paper Company, New Bloomfield Fire Department, Clear Concepts, Communities that Care and the Community Support Program.

Lewistown’s National Night Out events would not be a reality without the oversight of the Borough of Lewistown Council, Borough Manager Diana Walters, Mayor Deborah Bargo and the Chief of Police David Clemens. We thank you for your work and commitment to our community. A special thank you also to Mayor Bargo, Council member Venus Shade, Fire Chief Bob Barlett, Chief of Police David Clemens and Sheriff James Drayer for speaking during the event’s opening ceremony.

Tim Plank Street Department superintendent, Ben Rager assistant street superintendent and the members of the Lewistown Borough street crew for the diligent behind the scenes preparations of the event grounds. Thank you.

Hopefully we will see you all again next Aug. 4 at National Night Out 2020.

National Night Out

Committee 2019