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Summit to hold National Night Out at Summit Park

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By Carol McGowan

Summit is making this year’s National Night Out bigger than ever. It will take place on Tuesday, August 3, from 5-8 p.m. in the Big Pavilion at Summit Park.

The event didn’t take place last year because of the pandemic, but this year village officials are expecting a crowd. In 2019, it was held in the parking lot of the police station, but this year, the event is being moved downhill to the park at 57th and Archer Road to accommodate the expected crowd.

The police and fire departments, Mayor Sergio Rodriguez, village trustees and others will be on hand as well as members of the Summit Neighborhood Watch Program, and the Rev. Jimmy Daniels from Summit’s Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, who is the Police Chaplain in Summit.

Summit Police Chief John Kosmowski is looking forward to the event.

“It’s an event for families to come and enjoy. A great way for the community to come together and all of us to spend time getting to know each other. We will have food and drinks, jump houses for the kids and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone.”

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign. It’s celebrated by millions of neighbors across thousands of communities. The purpose is to enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community.

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