Emlenton Police and Knox Police Depts. pictured here with gifts to be given away during National Night Out in Emlenton.
Two neighboring police departments are currently in the process of organizing an informational and family community event.
On Tuesday, August 3, 2021 the Emlenton and Knox Police Departments along with the surrounding communities will come together in an effort to help bring awareness about the people who protect and serve us with the first ever National Night Out.
The event will be held from 6 pm to 9 pm on Main Street from Kerr Ave. to 8th street. National Night Out is a free event featuring food and activities for everyone.
Chief Justin O’Neil of the Emlenton Police Department has been the driving force behind National Night Out. “With so much negativity towards the police etc., we thought it would be a great way for children and their families to get to know about their first responder. We need communities to come together, not be torn apart”, stated Officer O’Neil.
Special guest appearances will be made by McGruff the Crime Dog and Smokey the Bear.
Children can also enjoy, Dragonfly balloons, face painting, hoola hoop entertainment and magician Ray Lucas.
Children ages 2-12 can register to win prizes including three Power Wheels, three Power Scooters, two Tricycles, two bicycles and a hoverboard. Children must be present to register.
On site will be the following Emergency Service Agencies;
Emlenton Borough Police, Emlenton Area Ambulance, Knox Volunteer Fire Dept., Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Game Commission, Armstrong County Sheriff Office K9 Unit, Hovis Truck Service, Knox Library, Emlenton Volunteer Fire Department, Knox Police Department, Knox Area Ambulance, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Venango County District Attorney’s Office, Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole and Hope Church Rising.
Event sponsors include: Emlenton Brew Haus, Hepler’s Meat, Little It Deli, Bill’s Service, Keystone Safari, Hovis Truck Service, Farmers National Bank, Otto’s Tavern, Emlenton IGA, Emlenton Borough Council, Amy’s Closet, C93 Radio, The Progress News, Hickman Lumber and Allegheny Mountain Hardwood.