National Night Out explodes in Franconia
There’s always a good crowd for Franconia’s annual National Night Out, so police secretary Pam Paraskewik wasn’t sure this year’s fireworks would add to the attendance.
“I think people would be here anyway,” she said.
On second thought, though, it could add to the number of people in future years.
“Maybe if they only come for the fireworks,” this year, she said, “they’ll continue to come after they see the rest.”
The fireworks that ended the night won’t be back because that was a onetime event held to help celebrate this year’s 50th anniversary of the 1962 start of the Franconia Township Police Department.
Many of the other events, though, including the Public Safety Bike Race, featuring adult racers on children’s bikes, will be back.
Telford police Chief Randall Floyd got off to a fast start and lead in this year’s first race, but wiped out short of the finish line while popping a wheelie, giving Souderton police Chief
Sgt. Jeffery Gower of the Franconia Police Department hands out cards to Caroline, Kate and Julianna Kelcey during National Night Out.