National Night Out Against Crime was hosted recently in Belington City Park. The National Night Out event was designed to heighten awareness, strengthen participation and partnership between communities and law enforcement.
The event included ladder truck rides, bounce houses, a fast-pitch contest, four-shot contest and tables set up with pencils, stickers, tattoos, arm bands, literature and music and refreshments. The evening festivity concluded with the fire department setting up a sprinkler by using the fire hose to cool the kids off.
Patrolman J. Hymes said approximately 150 people attended the event, making it a "huge success due to the hard work and donations."
"The kids and adults all had a great time. We are looking forward to next year," he said.
The Belington Police Department wanted like to thank all the businesses and organizations that made the Belington National Nigh Out a success: Hometown Pizzeria, Belington Emergency Services, Belington Shop 'N' Save, Bob Poling, World Vision, Pepsi, Freedom Bank, Stroehmann, Chuck Alta, Mountain Hospice, Crystal's Classic Cuts, Napa, Family Resource Network, Windmill Pizza, Beaver Stewart, Bill Renzelli, Max Groove, Bobby King, Von Bolyard and the city of Belington.
"This could not have been accomplished without your support and help," Hymes said about the event and its sponsors.
Anyone who'd like to help with this event in the future or anyone who has suggestions on next year's events can contact Patrolman Hymes at the Belington Police Department by calling 304-823-1611.