As one of the oldest celebrations of the National Night Out Against Crime (NNO), Maine Township’s NNO is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Dee Park, 9229 Emerson St. in unincorporated Maine Township. Designed to promote family fun and neighborhood unity, NNO also educates residents on crime prevention and safety.
It is sponsored by Maine Township, Neighborhood Watch, Cook County Sheriff’s Police, Golf Maine Park District, North Maine Fire District and other community businesses. Local school children will again be making posters based on a theme. Winners of the popular poster contest will be announced at the event where prizes will be awarded.
According to Peter Gialamas, the Township Clerk who chairs the NNO Committee, other highlights that evening will include a bounce house, games for kids with prizes, face painting and a balloon artist. National Night Out is called America’s Night Out Against Crime and has grown from 2.5 million participants in its first year to over 30 million in 10,000+ communities and in unincorporated areas such as Maine Township.
Local talent interested in performing at the event as well as residents and businesses who wish to volunteer or donate prizes, should contact Township Clerk Peter Gialamas at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847-297-2510.