Be a part of Hershey’s National Night Out!

Why spend a night at home when you can join the rest of the nation for a night out?

On Tuesday August 2, the Derry Township Police Department will host National Night Out, and they want you to join them! National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live.

The fun begins at 5:00 pm on the first block of Caracas Avenue, adjacent to the Hershey Volunteer Fire Company. Throughout the night, community members are encouraged to visit with representatives from the Hershey Volunteer Fire Company, Life Lion EMS, Hershey Medical Center, Milton Hershey School, Cocoa Kayak, PA American Water, as well as other businesses, clubs, banks, schools, and daycares! Make sure to stop by the Downtown Hershey Association tent for a free soda and to learn more about exciting downtown events and projects. Additionally, the Hummelstown and Fort Indiantown Gap fire companies will be there, alongside police and EMS vehicles. The Hummelstown Fire Department will even be hosting a “fire game” that allows kids to hold and aim a hose with water running through it to simulate the job of firefighters!

No need to worry about cooking dinner, because free pizza, hot dogs, and drinks will be provided by the Kiwanis Club for as long as supplies last! Isaacs and Sorrento’s will also be on hand for even more food options. After you eat, make sure to throw your name in the hat at 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm for raffle prizes generously donated by local businesses. The event even gives attendees the opportunity to give back to others through a blood drive hosted by The American Red Cross. Please consider donating while you enjoy your evening!

Police Officer Becky Kessler, who is the coordinator for the event, encourages everyone in the community to come out because “they get to meet their ambulance crews, firefighters, and police officers in a relaxed environment,” which is often not the case when they are called to the scene of an emergency. Kessler wants everyone in the community to know that “we are there to help them,” and this event helps to communicate just that.

You won’t want to miss this exciting event, so clear your calendar on Tuesday, August 2 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm!