Community Night Out in Soud­er­ton to fea­ture cars, food, pie-eat­ing con­test

Souderton Independent - - FRONT PAGE - By Bob Keeler

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.”

The pie-eat­ing con­test pits mem­bers of the Soud­er­ton and Telford fiUH FRPSDnLHV DJDLnVW HDFK RWKHU WR see who can dive in and chow down the most. Last year, in the in­au­gu­ral match, Soud­er­ton Bor­ough Coun­cil Pres­i­dent Brian Goshow got the win.

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.

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