National Night Out leads month of community-centered events
By Stephanie Hacke
Published: Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 8:46 p.m.
Turn on the lights, go outside and enjoy an evening talking with the neighbors, all while helping to fight crime.
Whitehall Mayor James Nowalk is asking residents to gather on their lawns and be aware of any suspicious activity in the community, as the borough participates in the 30th annual “National Night Out: America's Night Out Against Crime” on Aug. 6 from 7 to 9 p.m.
“This is the best crime prevention tactic for all citizens and residents,” Councilman Bill Veith said.
This will be the fifth year Whitehall participates in National Night Out.
Nowalk said he plans to issue a proclamation in honor of the event.
Borough officials will send out a reminder through the municipality's emergency notification system, Swiftreach, alerting residents of the Aug. 6 observation, Nowalk said.
Wanted: Good Neighbors
Whitehall officials are seeking nominations for the borough's annual Good Neighbor Award, which recognizes residents for helping others in the community.
The award is presented each year at the borough's Community Day, planned for Aug. 24 this year.
Mayor James Nowalk asked residents to nominate someone in the community who has been a good neighbor, by helping others in the borough. Nominations are due to the borough offices by Aug. 19.
Written nominations should be sent to the Good Neighbor Award, Whitehall Borough Building, 100 Borough Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15236.
Community Day plans under way
The theme of this year's Whitehall Borough Community Day is “Celebrating Pittsburgh,” Councilwoman Kathy DePuy told her colleagues at their July 17 council meeting.
Members of the Whitehall recreation committee continue to raise money through business sponsorships for the day, DePuy said. They also are working to finalize the lineup for the 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. program on Aug. 24, held in Brennan Plaza and Snyder Park.
Performances will include 2012 American Idol finalist Adam Brock.
Stephanie Hacke is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5818 or email@example.com.
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