Another full house!
As a result of some nasty weather being predicted, the 2015 National Night Out (or as we called it this year, National Night IN) was held inside the Community Center on Tuesday, August 4. Of course it didn’t rain until after the event was over and the last items were being loaded into our vehicles. But the guest attendance was estimated to be well over 200 folks – a great turn out!
Compliments were received on the inside layout, such as, “It’s much cooler in here,” and “I hope you’ll have it inside next year,” made the decision to move inside less stressful. Some of the games planned – such as corn hole – had to be scrapped. But Dave Dodge was on hand to provide fingerprints for children, several kids colored and drew in the coloring and activity books, and Gayle Albertini’s adorable grandchildren provided face painting for many of us.
Many thanks to FHNW’s new corporate sponsor ADT and its energetic local rep, Vivanna “Viv” Klein, to Jonathan Creel of the Piggly Wiggly at MLK & Tatum Drive for the watermelon, Culligan for providing ice cold water, and especially to Jason Willis from our own Bridgeton Crossing Subway for providing a variety of delicious subs. The Broken Paddle Coffee Club served their famous lemonade, and smoked sausages were provided by FHNW in keeping with its “Take a Bite Out of Crime” theme.
Tom ‘n Dahlin’ provided great music and entertainment, Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department had a fire truck on hand for the kids (and grownups) to climb in, FH CERT displayed their trailer, Universal Protection Services (FH Security folks) displayed many of their tools and tasks, and a number of the Cooperative Business Council of Fairfield Harbour members and other Harbour businesses displayed their services and products – and of course provided wonderful door prizes. The 50/50 drawing paid out $130 to Karen Mattingly – congrats Karen!
Also displayed were the services provided by non-profits Harbour Helpers, the Hospital Auxiliary, and Craven Concerts.
Heartfelt thanks also go to UPS’s Sandy Santacroce and staff for providing security and traffic control and directions and to Nick Waters and the hard-working FH Maintenance staff for assisting FHNW with the set up and break down of the Community Center.
FHNW members Paul Merriman and Pat Dumon, co-chairs, Cindy Scalion, secretary, Sandy Schulties, Evelyn Hassler, and Richard Farrow (the Kielbasa Man) are grateful for the support of the community and look forward to another successful National Night Out in 2016.
Be looking for an announcement soon about FHNW’s upcoming Fall event in October!
Content provided by: Pat Dumon, Owner/Broker, Neuse Realty, Inc.