Maine Township Hosts Family Focused National Night Out Event at Dee Park
Trustee Susan Moylan Krey, organizer of Maine Township's National Night Out Against Crime (NNO), has invited all residents and families to attend the event which is scheduled for Tuesday, August 7, from 6:30 to 9:30 PM. Designed to promote family fun and neighborhood unity, NNO also educates residents on crime prevention and safety.
Sponsored by Maine Township, Neighborhood Watch, Cook County Sheriff's Police, Golf Maine Park District, North Maine Fire District and other community businesses, the event will be held at Dee Park, 9229 Emerson, in unincorporated Maine Township. The event will feature performances by local talent, including the Kulapadma Dancers, games, prizes, raffles and a poster contest with the theme "Be a Buddy not a Bully."
All children of Maine Township who are under 14 years of age are invited to participate in the poster contest. The deadline for entries is July 10. You can download an entry form and they are also available at the Maine Township Town Hall. Winners will receive a cash prize.
Including demonstrations and information from Cook Country Sheriff's Police, North Maine Fire District, and Maine Township Office of Emergency Management, the night will conclude with the distribution of glow necklaces to show community support against crime. The night ends with a "Lighting The Way Against Crime" observance which will prove popular with the whole family.
In addition to Trustee Moylan Krey, other Maine Township volunteers include Supervisor Carol Teschky, Highway Commissioner Bob Provenzano, Trustees Walter Kazmierczak, Laura J. Morask, Peter Gialamas and Collector Mary E. Rohde. Citizen volunteers include Lila Gardner, Louise Friedenson, Joy Levitt, David Cowin, Audrey Nankervis, Steve Meinecke, Eileen Gustafson, Doriene Prorak, Rebecca Tambowatzis, Rosalie Streng, Lynn Bingaman and Ysouri Daoud.
National Night Out is called America's Night Out Against Crime and has grown from 2.5 million participants in its first year to over 30 million in 10,000+ communities and in unincorporated areas such as Maine Township.
Local talent interested in performing at the event as well as residents and businesses who wish to volunteer or donate, should contact Trustee Susan Moylan Krey at 847-297-2510.