National Night Out Against Crime
On Tuesday, August 7, 2012 the Hudson Valley joined more than 10,000 communities in the 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world in the 19th Annual National Night Out Against Crime.
The Port Jervis Football team celebrates NNO
The City of Newburgh celebrated their 15th NNO at Delano-Hitch Park. It was a great success with nearly 3,000 people of all ages attending. There was something for everyone to do, including bingo in the activity center for the seniors, who were brought to site from various City residences for the elderly by Occupations, Inc.
Bouncy Houses by Alex's Amusement World (Cornwall, NY)
The pool was open, the basketball courts were packed, youngsters lined up for the bouncy house, DJ Erick Santana kept the crowd dancing outside, and City and County officials, and City Police and Firefighters mingled with the crowd.
Opening Event Speeches: City of Newburgh Police Chief Mike Ferrara, Tammie Hollins, Greg Gaetano, Chief Investigator , Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Sheila Monk, Orange County Sheriff Carl DuBois, Deputy Mayor Regina Angelo, Dawn Willkin, TEAM Newburgh, Mayor Judy Kennedy, Lt. Pete Leach, Maritza Wilson, City of Newburgh Youth Bureau, City Manager Richard Herbek, Police Officer Rob Vasta, Det. Mike LoScerbo, PO Howard Ladlee, former Mayor Nick Valentine, PO Batiste Tucker, and DJ Erick Santana
The Salvation Army and Mount Carmel Church cooked thousands of hot dogs, and snow cones and popcorn topped off the evening.
Chief of Police, and SUNY Orange Alumnus William Worden greeted the audience in Port Jervis:
Local heroes also made an appearance:
(The police officers were there, too!)
In Newburgh YAP made a difference in the lives of nearly 150 Seniors who were served by volunteers (lead by Fay Williams and Rhonda Green)
Youth Advocate Program serves Dinner to Seniors at NNO in Newburgh
NNO was started as a concept of unification to bring heightening awareness of crime and drug prevention to the community. Sharing an evening with local police presence and community members strengthens those relationships and makes a connection between the two. The night out symbolizes a united effort to organize neighborhoods against crime and lift spirits. Thousands of people turned out in Beacon, Port Jervis, Walden and Newburgh to name a few - locally to support NNO efforts.
Major sponsors were Maternal Infant Services Network, Price Chopper, Planned Parenthood of the Mid Hudson Valley, Project Life, Shapiro’s Furniture, City of Newburgh Youth Bureau, City of Newburgh Fire Dept. and City of Newburgh Police Dept, Mobile Life Support Services, Inc., The Salvation Army of Newburgh, Newburgh Free Library, Occupations, Inc. Wes Holloway, Price Chopper, Key Bank, and the Greater Newburgh Partnership.
Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center gave Free health Screenings
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