National Night Out draws thousands of residents

August 16th, 2013    Author: Administrator    Filed Under: News

Blake Reinbolt, with the Milford Fire Department, helps Ian Sayre, 5, spray a fire hose during National Night Out in Milford Aug. 6. The event featured educational information and entertainment and was hosted by local police and fire departments.

By Kristin Rover
Sun staff

National Night Out, an event introduced by the National Association of Town Watch to promote involvement in crime prevention and police-community partnerships, was a success again this year in Clermont County.

Multiple cities, townships and villages hosted National Night Out, including the village of Amelia, the city of Milford, Pierce Township, and Union Township.

The event featured interactive opportunities with police and fire personnel, food, games, educational opportunities, entertainment, and more.

“This is great,” Becky Montemore, of Anderson Township, said about the event. “It brings everyone out. It is good education for the kids.”

Kathy Sayre, of Batavia, said she saw information about the event online and brought her grandson, Ian.

“It’s a great thing for the community,” Sayre said.

The event also gives police and fire personnel a chance to meet and speak with members of the community.

Kieth Wright, a firefighter and EMT for Milford Fire Department, said this is his first year participating in National Night Out.

“I like being around all the kids,” Wright said. “Educating them and answering their questions.”

Milford Police Chief Jamey Mills said they estimated that 2,000 people came out to the event in front of Target in Milford this year.

“It went fantastic,” Mills said.

Mills said people enjoyed the band, Most Wanted, that played this year, and he said they have already asked them to play again next year.

“Everyone was really complimentary of them,” Mills said.

Mills said they were glad to have so much participation from other organizations in the area.

He said they are looking forward to hosting National Night Out again next year.

“We are committed to this,” Mills said. “It has been a really great program for us.”

Amelia Police Chief David Friend said they also had a great National Night Out.

“It went good,” Friend said.

He said they estimated that they had around 500 people come out for the event, which was held at Spencer Shank Park in the village.

“There was a lot of participation from the Amelia Business Association and the different businesses and Union Township medic and fire.”

Friend said a University of Cincinnati Air Care helicopter also landed at the event.

He said he enjoyed hosting National Night Out.

“I think it’s a good thing because it draws the community together,” Friend said.

He said National Night Out also promotes a partnership between the community and the police department.

For more information about National Night Out visit By Kristin Rover

Sun staff

National Night Out, an event introduced by the National Association of Town Watch to promote involvement in crime prevention and police-community partnerships, was a success again this year in Clermont County.

Multiple cities, townships and villages hosted National Night Out, including the village of Amelia, the city of Milford, Pierce Township, and Union Township.

The event featured interactive opportunities with police and fire personnel, food, games, educational opportunities, entertainment, and more.

“This is great,” Becky Montemore, of Anderson Township, said about the event. “It brings everyone out. It is good education for the kids.”

Kathy Sayre, of Batavia, said she saw information about the event online and brought her grandson, Ian.

“It’s a great thing for the community,” Sayre said.

The event also gives police and fire personnel a chance to meet and speak with members of the community.

Kieth Wright, a firefighter and EMT for Milford Fire Department, said this is his first year participating in National Night Out.

“I like being around all the kids,” Wright said. “Educating them and answering their questions.”

Milford Police Chief Jamey Mills said they estimated that 2,000 people came out to the event in front of Target in Milford this year.

“It went fantastic,” Mills said.

Mills said people enjoyed the band, Most Wanted, that played this year, and he said they have already asked them to play again next year.

“Everyone was really complimentary of them,” Mills said.

Mills said they were glad to have so much participation from other organizations in the area.

He said they are looking forward to hosting National Night Out again next year.

“We are committed to this,” Mills said. “It has been a really great program for us.”

Amelia Police Chief David Friend said they also had a great National Night Out.

“It went good,” Friend said.

He said they estimated that they had around 500 people come out for the event, which was held at Spencer Shank Park in the village.

“There was a lot of participation from the Amelia Business Association and the different businesses and Union Township medic and fire.”

Friend said a University of Cincinnati Air Care helicopter also landed at the event.

He said he enjoyed hosting National Night Out.

“I think it’s a good thing because it draws the community together,” Friend said.

He said National Night Out also promotes a partnership between the community and the police department.

For more information about National Night Out visit www.natw.org.

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