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When is National Night Out and where are events being held?

National Night Out is a nationwide event that will be held Aug. 1. Numerous local municipalities will hold special events that night to bring first responders and the community together.

“National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live,” the National Night Out website reads. “National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.”

The following municipalities have announced events for National Night Out:

Two events will be held in Carlisle. A cookout will be held in front of the police station, 240 Lincoln St., from 6 to 8 p.m., and an event will be held at the same time at the Stuart Community Center, 415 Franklin St.

In Upper Allen Township, police are encouraging residents to sit on their porches, turn on their lights and interact with neighbors and police as they travel through the neighborhoods from 6 to 8 p.m. Along with patrol cars, Upper Allen Township Police will also have several bike patrols operating in the township.

The West Shore Regional Police Department will host a National Night Out event from 6 to 8 p.m. at the police department, 510 Herman Ave., Lemoyne, where residents can interact with the public safety teams.

From 6 to 9 p.m., Silver Spring Township will host a National Night Out event with free hotdogs, hamburgers and water, as well as bicycle giveaways and special events from local fire, EMS and police departments at Stony Ridge Park, 50 Bernheisel Bridge Road.

East Pennsboro Township will host an event from 6 to 8 p.m. at Adams Ricci Park, 100 East Penn Drive.

More events may be added closer to Aug. 1.

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