PLEASANTVILLE — The city held its annual National Night Out festival on the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the corner of Tilton Road and Langston Avenue. Attendees were treated to music, demonstrations from local police and firefighters, and lots of food.
The night started with a performance from the Pleasantville High School Marching Band. At the conclusion of opening remarks and performances, attendees quickly formed a line by the grill, where free burgers and hot dogs awaited. Local vendors also lined up their tents and tables to offer a variety of services.
For local officials, the night played a crucial role in continuing efforts to build a sense of community.
“This is just another extension of what we’re trying to do as far as having a community relationship,” said Mayor Jesse Tweedle at the event. “When you see a police officer, it’s usually something negative; but this way, they all get to know the police officers.”
Law enforcement could be seen all throughout the area having a great time with citizens.
Children were given tours of fire trucks and ambulances.
At the National Night Out event, the goal for all was to have fun and build trust.