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National Night Out events in Middletown, Lower Swatara prepare for Aug. 6 activities

Press & Journal Staff

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Posted 7/31/19

National Night Out events on Aug. 6 in Middletown and Lower Swatara Township will take on different looks this year.

Middletown will hold its event from 6 to 8 p.m. in Hoffer Park. The borough is …

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National Night Out events in Middletown, Lower Swatara prepare for Aug. 6 activities

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National Night Out events on Aug. 6 in Middletown and Lower Swatara Township will take on different looks this year.

Middletown will hold its event from 6 to 8 p.m. in Hoffer Park. The borough is encouraging residents to lock their doors, turn on their outside lights, and spend the evening with neighbors and with local law enforcement at Hoffer Park.

The Middletown event is free and will include entertainment, fun for children, games, food, giveaways, and more.

In Lower Swatara, from 6 to 8 p.m., residents are asked to get out of the house and get to know their neighbors — sit in front of your house, host a block party or cookout, or walk through your neighborhood with a flashlight.

Expect to see the police department out and about.

During that time frame, township officers will be walking, biking and driving through the neighborhoods.

Lower Swatara Police Chief Jeff Vargo told the Press & Journal in June that the department decided to go in a different direction after a discussion between borough and township police departments.

As part of the event, he’s hoping to help establish a neighborhood watch program.