Last call for vendors and presenters

The North Reading Community Impact Team (CIT) will be sponsoring its second annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 5th at Ipswich River Park 5:30p-7:30p. National Night Out is a free event focused on strengthening North Reading by encouraging neighborhoods to engage in stronger relationships with each other and with their local law enforcement partners. The goal is to heighten crime‐prevention awareness, build support and participation in local anti‐crime programs, and promote safety issues.

The CIT is seeking professionals and groups to host 10-15 minute presentations on safety and law enforcement topics. The group is also seeking sponsors for the August 5th event. Table space for vendors are also available free of charge. Approved vendors, presenters, and sponsors should be providing information to families on matters related to the event.


For more information on how to be a vendor, presenter or sponsor at this year’s National Night Out, contact Amy at northreadingcit@gmail.com or call 978.357.5281.


Guidelines for Vendors, Presenters and Sponsors for National Night Out

The following guidelines/criteria should be met by all vendors, presenters, and sponsors at NNO:

  • materials/give-aways must be tied to the NNO subject matter: public safety (all ages) and/or law enforcement
  • provide their own set up and break down
  • provide their own table and/or displays
  • non-profit groups are encouraged, but must still meet the subject matter requirements
  • all give-aways must be pre-approved by the NNO Committee for safety purposes

Final decisions regarding vendors/presenters/sponsors will be made by the National Night Out Committee.


About National Night Out

The National Association of Town Watch (NATW) is promoting its 31st year with its National Night Out on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. With national corporate sponsors, National Night Out 2012 involved 37.5 million people in 15,704 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide. National Night Out 2013, is expected to be the largest ever. National Night Out, a yearlong community building campaign, is designed to: (1) heighten crime prevention awareness, (2) generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs, (3) strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and (4) promote safety among families. Along with the traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, most cities and towns celebrate National Night Out with a variety of special citywide and neighborhood events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, festivals, visits from local officials and law enforcement, safety fairs, and youth events. National Project Coordinator, Matt Peskin said, “This is a night for America to stand together and promote awareness, safety, and neighborhood unity. National Night Out showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in our fight for a safer nation. On NNO, we invite neighborhoods nationwide to join us and “give crime a going away party”.


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