HUNTINGDON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Huntingdon Borough Police Department (HPD) is inviting people to come join them for an evening of fun activities to build the relationship between police and the community.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. It takes place on Aug. 2, and millions of law enforcement agencies participate throughout the U.S.

HPD will be hosting their event in Downtown Huntingdon from 6 to 9 p.m. between the 500 to 700 blocks of Washington Street. There will be a food truck at Bryan Park as well as a live band. Police also encourage people to grab dinner from local restaurants (Moxmoe Pictures Famous Sandwiches, Muddy Run, OIP, All American, Wildflower Cafe, Stone Town Tavern, Downtown Joe and the food truck).

Other events/activities include:

  • Bike rodeo/demo at 7 p.m. (700 block of Washington Street near the Medicine Shoppe)
  • Fall soccer and gymnastics registration as well as sports activities for kids (500 block of Washington Street)
  • Kids games in the parking lot of Huntingdon Presbyterian Church and then a movie inside the church at 7:30 p.m.
  • Police/fire/EMS vehicles and equipment display
  • K9s
  • Child ID Kit Stations in the council chambers of the Huntingdon Borough Municipal Building (530 Washington Street)
  • Bingocize from 7 to 8 p.m. (500 block of Washington Street)
  • Chalk the Walk (500 block of Washington Street)
  • Hot dogs from the Salvation Army (700 block of Washington Street)
  • Cake in front of the HPD

A long list of vendors will be at the event, including:

  • Agency on Aging
  • Broad Top Medical
  • Tri-County Drug and Alcohol
  • The First Center
  • Huntingdon Counseling
  • HMJ Patch
  • Abuse Network
  • Juniata Valley Crisis
  • Mainstream Counseling
  • Out of the Darkness
  • Huntingdon County Prevention Network
  • Huntingdon Presbyterian Church
  • U.S. Army Corps (Ranger Staff)
  • Hunt. Reg. Fire and Rescue
  • Huntingdon Ambulance Service
  • PSP Huntingdon
  • HPD
  • Huntingdon Moose
  • Huntingdon County EMA
  • Huntingdon House
  • Jana Maria Foundation
  • National Weather Service
  • PA Fish and Boat Commission
  • Huntingdon County Sheriff’s Department
  • Center for Community Action
  • SCIH
  • Smithfield Fire Department
  • Mount Union Police Department
  • Huntingdon Community Center

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