National Night Out scheduled for Aug. 6 at Deerpath Park

Neighborhoods throughout Hunterdon County are asked to join forces with thousands of communities worldwide for the 30th annual National Night Out

   Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns III and Hunterdon County Sheriff Fred Brown recently announced that this year’s National Night Out will be held Aug. 6.
   Neighborhoods throughout Hunterdon County are being asked to join forces with thousands of communities worldwide for the 30th annual National Night Out.
   From 5-9 p.m. on Aug. 6, residents of Hunterdon County are asked to lock their doors, turn on their outside lights, and spend the evening outside at Deerpath Park with neighbors and police.
   There will be free food, drinks, door prizes, music, and a classic car show. There will also be fun-filled activities for children, including a dunk tank, bounce houses, face painting, and more. Everything is free to residents of Hunterdon County, provided by the generosity of local business owners, residents, and public employees.
   The park is at 120 W. Woodschurch Road. From the Flemington area, take Route 31 north about 4 miles from the Flemington Circle. Turn right onto West Woodschurch Road, following the signs for Deer Path Park and the YMCA. Proceed about 0.7 miles on West Woodschurch Road to the entrance to the park on the right.
   Hunterdon County’s third annual National Night Out is sponsored by the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office and the Hunterdon County Sheriff’s Office and co-sponsored locally by the Flemington Borough Police Department and numerous businesses throughout the county. Over 15,700 communities in all 50 states, US territories, and military bases around the world will be participating.
   According to Prosecutor Kearns, “National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support and participation in anticrime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and watching out for suspicious activity.”
   Hunterdon County Sheriff Fred Brown said, “This is a night out for America to stand together to promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity. National Night Out showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in our fight to build a safer nation.”
   Those who have questions or would like to donate or participate in the program should contact coordinators: Prosecutor’s Office, Detective Raffaella Vastola, 908-788-1129, rvastola@co.hunterdon.nj.usmdulmer@co.hunterdon.nj.us.