“National Night Out” Festival is being held in the Ruby’s lot in Suburban Square in Ardmore tonight, August 6th from 6 to 9 pm.
Guests can enjoy live music, food, rides, carousel, carnival games, Lower Merion Police, Fire and EMS exhibits, roving entertainment, child fingerprinting/video and home safety information.
Everyone attending is asked to bring non-perishable goods to benefit Eldernet’s Food Pantry. Those who bring food will receive a raffle ticket making them eligible for great prizes.
National Night Out was started by Matt Peskin of Wynnewood who created the event back in 1984. The event is designed to: Heighten crime prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
“NNO is about the good people across our area who work hard throughout the year to make our neighborhoods safer places,” Peskin said. Too often we hear about the bad things. It’s about good programs and good people.
Learn more about National Night Out at www.nationalnightout.org. For information on Lower Merion Community Watch visit LMCommunityWatch.org.