National Night Out 2014 was a great success! For the first time ever, we completely ran out of ice cream on the 100 block of South Braddock, and rumor has it that the Hupes ran out of hot dogs down on Abbott Street! We had a 7 week old attend our event, and I’m guessing he was just about the youngest neighbor to participate. Officer Leshen gave the kids of Park Place a tour of her police cruiser and handed out NNO balloons, bracelets, tattoos and glow sticks. Commander Degler and Councilman Burgess also stopped by our neighborhood events. Neighbors on the 7700 block of Edgerton had a lively night. Dixie Thielet hosted about 25 neighbors and their dogs. With lots of delicious food and a “get to know you” game that Dixie uses when she teaches elementary kids, neighbors had a great time connecting and getting to know newcomers.
Our events were just a few of 57 held across the city. Some large and some small, they all had one thing in common, neighbors getting to know each other and having fun together. Check out this great piece in the Post-Gazette.
We had only two reported incidents in July, down quite a bit from the beginning of the summer, but our police officers reminded us to keep watching out for each other and to call 911 with any suspicious activity. (Really! It’s ok to dial 911!) Report strangers knocking on doors (“looking for contractors,” “checking utilities”) or looking in car windows. Also, don’t advertise your vacations on social media!
Stay safe and enjoy the rest of your summer. We look forward to seeing you for our annual meeting and board elections on Thursday September 19 at 7pm.