Cen­tre­ville cel­e­brates Na­tional Night Out

Record Observer - - News - By HAN­NAH COMBS hcombs@kibay­times.com

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.

PHO­TOS BY HAN­NAH COMBS

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.

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