Community Night Out in Souderton to feature cars, food, pie-eating contest
Yep, the pie-eating contest is back at the Community Night Out hosted by the Souderton and Telford police departments 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 in Souderton Community Park at Reliance Road and Wile Avenue.
That may be the messiest part of the night, but it’s not the only attraction.
There will also be police, fire, medical and other emergency services vehicles, equipment and personnel; a car show; custom Tshirts; paper shredding; food; and music.
This will be the second year for the car show, held by East Penn Modifiers Club. The show is open to all makes and models of cars, trucks and motorcycles.
The 15 trophies include ones for picks by the mayor, police chief, police officers and firefighters.
“Car show people are, as a rule, very good people,” said Jim Hunsberger, president of Soudertonbased East Penn Modifiers Club.
The shows are a good time to get together, he said.
“You get your cars out and you all talk cars,” he said.
But there’s another important part to car shows, he said.
“Most of the shows are done for charity,” Hunsberger said.
Proceeds from the Community Night Out go to a fund that distributes the money to local organizations or projects such as Chestnut Street Playground or Keystone Opportunity Center.
Another car show hosted by the car club Sept. 9 in Franconia Community Park will benefit the Boy Scouts and Alex’s Lemonade Stand.
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Music for the evening includes the “Distinction” barbershop quartet from the North Pennsman Barbershop Chorus. Hollywood Entertainment will also provide music, along with DJ Mike Aponte.
Food and beverages will be by North Penn Goodwill. There will also be a moonbounce.
Admission to the Community Night is free.
“We expect it to be a remarkable night out,” Souderton police Chief James Leary said at a Souderton Borough Council meeting earlier this month. “Please come, please bring your families, please bring food.”
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Last year’s car show had about 80 entries. Registration for the car show begins at 4 p.m. The entry fee is $10.
For more information about Community Night Out, see www.soudertonborough.org or contact Souderton Police 2IfiFHU DDvLG GDOH DW GJDOH@VRuGHUtonpolice.org or 215-723-6500.
Although the event is held annually, this year’s one is also part of a yearlong series of activities marking Souderton’s 125th anniversary.
Harlem Wizard Dwayne “Swoop” Simpson signs a basketball for Derrek Mann Friday night at Penn Valley Church in Telford.