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Maine Township Hosts Family Focused National Night Out Event at Dee Park

National Night Out Township Clerk Peter Gialamas, Chairman of Maine Township's National Night Out Against Crime (NNO), invites all residents and families to attend this year's event which is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 1, from 6:30 to 9:00 PM. Designed to promote family fun and neighborhood unity, NNO also educates residents on crime prevention and safety. Designed to promote family fun and neighborhood unity, NNO also educates residents on crime prevention and safety. This theme for this year is Help Police Give Crime the Boot. Local school children will again be making posters based on this theme. Winners of the popular poster contest will be announced at the event where prizes will be awarded.

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 a karate demonstration by Golf Maine Park District's Taekwondo classes as well as games, prizes, raffles and a poster contest.

"Over the years our NNO has become one of the premier celebrations of the National Night Out Against Crime," says Laura J. Morask, Township Supervisor. "I am so pleased to have helped grow and sponsor this event through the last 16 years. Our local kids love it, particularly the partnership with schools for the poster contest. The winning posters get prominently displayed in Town hall as well as featured in county courthouses."

There will be plenty of demonstrations and information from the 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, followed by a "Lighting The Way Against Crime" observance which will prove popular with the whole family.

In addition to Gialamas, other Maine Township volunteers include Supervisor Morask, Highway Commissioner Walter Kazmierczak, Assessor Susan Moylan Krey, Trustees Kimberly Jones, David A. Carrabotta, Esq., Claire R. McKenzie, and Susan Kelly Sweeney along with many citizen volunteers. 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 prizes, should contact Gialamas at 847-297-2510.
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