Middletown Radio Visits Middletown's National Night Out

Middletown Radio made a stop at the National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday evening in Middletown.

The event was held at Louis L. Redding Middle School and this was the 35th Anniversary of the event which began in 1984 in the western suburbs of Philadelphia and has spread to a nationwide event in around 16,000 communities and involving 38 million neighbors.

One of the highlights was the ladder truck from the Volunteer Hose Company of Middletown which was flying a large American flag. There were lots of activities for kids as there were games, a bounce house, and dance contests. Food was served including pizza and hot dogs. Many Middletown Police officers were on hand to chat with residents and they invited other law enforcement agencies including the Delaware Department of Corrections who brought one of their transport vehicles, the Delaware Fish & Wildlife Police which brought one of their patrol boats, and officers from Alcohol and Beverage Control who brought one of their patrol vehicles. The Delaware National Guard was also represented.

Other state and local service agencies were on hand including DART who brought one of their transit buses. Representatives from the New Castle County Libraries were on hand as well as from Delaware’s Division of Family Services and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate).

Other local organizations were represented including the MOT Area NAACP, Our Daily Bread which provides free meals in the MOT area, the Hogs and Heroes Foundation, the Vet Center, Attack Addiction, and many others.

Several local elected officials were spotted at the event as Middletown Radio had the opportunity to chat with State Senator Stephanie Hansen as well as Middletown Town Councilman Robert McGhee.

Prior to the event, Middletown Radio talked to Middletown Police Chief Michael Iglio who said that Middletown’s Night Out is designed to foster more community interaction and that he welcomes all citizens to attend this event and to get to know the Middletown Police and to learn about other vital services that are offered in our community.

Photo credits: Keith Thompson

 

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