It’s been more than a decade since the annual National Night Out parade of emergency vehicles on Haine School Road was quietly retired. The once-popular event, which included fire companies and emergency service vehicles from agencies throughout the area, was part of a nationwide campaign to strengthen partnerships between neighborhood residents and first responders.
Now it’s coming back, and Cranberry’s first responders will be there in force. The Target store in Cranberry Commons has been tapped by its regional management to host this year’s National Night Out on its front parking lot, Tuesday evening, August 7, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Details of a 6:30 fire truck parade through the shopping center are currently being finalized.
Participating agencies and activities will include the Humane Society, the Victim Outreach Intervention Center, local, fire, EMS, and police agencies with FBI Child ID kits, as well as food, games, face painting, and Cranberry’s Fire Safety House, in addition to raffles for school supplies, backpacks and bikes.
Everyone is welcome to attend this free event, to greet their local emergency service workers, and to learn about keeping their community safe.