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Readers' Views: Thank you for a great Night Out

Posted 8/27/13



This letter is to provide a formal thank you to all who participated, donated and sponsored Middletown’s National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 6.  


The citizens who were on the committee that organized …

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Readers' Views: Thank you for a great Night Out


We as a committee had only a month to put this entire night together, and we never thought that it would have been such a huge success.

None of it could have happened if the following people/businesses would not have come together as a community and kept the children of our town in mind while doing so.  

We would like to thank:

Harrisburg Pike Rentals, Middletown Historical Society, Discovery Kids, New York Life Insurance Co., Spring Garden Chapel, Middletown Public Library, Saint Peter’s Church, Alfred’s Victorian, Rita’s Italian Ice, American Red Cross, Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office, Wesley United Methodist Church, Youth 10x Better, Kiwanis Club, Wells Fargo Bank and the Pennsylvania Air National Guard’s 193rd Special Operations Wing.

Also, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Dauphin County Social Services for Children and Youth, the Pennsylvania State Police, Grace and Mercy Church, City of Refuge, radio station WMSS 99.1, Spring Creek Lodge 486, Brownstone Café and GIANT Foods.

Also, the Marine Corps, C & J Pet Grooming, Dauphin County Victim Witness program, Glad Tidings Church, state Rep. John Payne, the Navy, Fountain of Life Church, the Middletown VFW, South Central EMS, Middletown Volunteer Fire Department, Lower Swatara Volunteer Fire Department, Premier #1 Limousine, 7-Eleven, Earl Bright and the Dauphin County Crisis Response Team.

Also, Doc’s Family Fun Center, Members 1st Federal Credit Union, New Beginnings Church, New Beginnings Youth Group, the Walt Disney Co., Let’s Pretend, First Student bus transportation, ZooAmerica, Citizens Bank, Dauphin County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services, Hardee’s, Lamp Post Inn, Metzger Wickersham, Middletown Girls’ Flag Football, Raider Xtreme cheer and dance, Yoder Foundation, Cub Scout Pack 113, Hetrick Center, American Legion, Middletown Church of God and Harrisburg City Islanders.

Also, Girl Scout Troop 11067, Middletown Swim Club, JD’s Junction, the Penn State Nittany Lion, Dan Steele, Mid Penn Bank, Capitol Police, Glasmire Graphics, M & H Railroad, With Kidz in Mind, Rescue Hose Company, Bimbo Bakeries, Harrisburg Dairies, Roberto’s Pizza, Target and Rite Aid.  

We would also like to thank the many citizens who volunteered their time to make this event a success. Those citizens either ran errands during the event to make sure each location had the proper food, utensils or tent covers, or sat in the dunk tank in Oak Hills, or watched traffic so that no child or citizen was injured.

We would also like to thank the employees of Middletown Borough for setting out the barricades and electrical wiring for all locations.  

In reading this list, we can see that putting something like this together takes an entire community – and we are happy to say that we live in a wonderful community.

Again, we want to say thank you for all that you have done.                               

                                       Citizens of the
                                       National Night Out Committee

(This letter was submitted by Dawn Knull, a member of the National Night Out Committee, on behalf of the committee.)