Centreville celebrates National Night Out
CENTREVILLE — Since 2003, Centreville has joined the nation in participating in a “Night Out” with local law enforcement and emergency ser vices. A community building campaign that supports police-community partnerships, the yearly event is hosted by Centreville Police Department.
As in years past, Cpl. Kim Conley, Centreville Police Department, reached out to local businesses to help sponsor the event. Conley said each year area businesses are more than generous and always help to make the night a success. Price and Gannon, Acme, Food Lion, and the Creamery donated to this year’s cause.
Free hot dogs, cotton candy, snow cones, and drinks had many children smiling as they went from bounce house to fire trucks, and meet and greets with the CPD, Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office, Army, Goodwill Volunteer Fire Company, QA EMS and the Maryland Natural Resources Police. Many children sported official looking badges along with their sticky hands and faces.
This year, live music was provided by Harmony on the Bay and Reigning Mercy, the United Methodist Church band. Children learned some hands on CPR techniques from Queen Anne’s County EMTs and were encouraged to take a free book from the Upper Shore Reading Council.
Newcomers to Centreville, the Trader family, whose daughter Phoebe was one of the children learning about CPR, said they were happy to participate in such a friendly community event.
Nathan Lee enjoys an icy blue treat while getting up close to look at the firetrucks.
Reigning Mercy, Centreville United Methodist Church’s praise and worship band, performs during National Night Out, Aug. 1.
Children are invited to take a free book from the Upper Shore Reading Council table.
Mylee Doney, who will be going into kindergarten in the fall, visits with Beacon, Maryland Natural Resources Police dog.
Tim McCluskey, left, and George “Smokey” Sigler visit the table set up by Centreville Police Department. CPD hands out department t-shirts to Centreville residents.
Harmony on the Bay, Centreville’s own female a capella group performs for the crowd during National Night Out.