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Salisbury Township municipal office administrative assistant Kristen Trescot and Salisbury Police Department Sgt. Donald Sabo team up to welcome community residents to National Night Out Aug. 1 at Salisbury High School. Salisbury Township municipal office administrative assistant Kristen Trescot and Salisbury Police Department Sgt. Donald Sabo team up to welcome community residents to National Night Out Aug. 1 at Salisbury High School.
Western Salisbury Elementary School student Dana Thompson practices throwing a Salisbury Press newspaper onto a simulated doorstep at The Press tent during National Night Out festivities held at Salisbury High School Aug. 1. Western Salisbury Elementary School student Dana Thompson practices throwing a Salisbury Press newspaper onto a simulated doorstep at The Press tent during National Night Out festivities held at Salisbury High School Aug. 1.
PRESS PHOTO BY JIM MARSHSometimes a youngster needs a little help from a cop. Salisbury Township Police Department Sgt. Donald Sabo helps a young visitor as she tosses a ball at National Night Out’s dunk tank in hopes of sending Salisbury Police Department Det. Kevin Kress into the tank. PRESS PHOTO BY JIM MARSHSometimes a youngster needs a little help from a cop. Salisbury Township Police Department Sgt. Donald Sabo helps a young visitor as she tosses a ball at National Night Out’s dunk tank in hopes of sending Salisbury Police Department Det. Kevin Kress into the tank.
Salisbury Patrol Officer Curtis Ziegler prepares a goodie from the citizen-made dessert table for Cpl. Chris Casey. Salisbury Patrol Officer Curtis Ziegler prepares a goodie from the citizen-made dessert table for Cpl. Chris Casey.
Maryann Brown’s vanilla peach cheesecake trifle was judged the best dessert brought to the National Night Out gathering. Maryann Brown’s vanilla peach cheesecake trifle was judged the best dessert brought to the National Night Out gathering.
Salisbury Police Department Sgt. Donald Sabo prepares to demonstrate the department’s newest technology, a drone with video capabilities to help with lost-person searches and tactical operations. Salisbury Police Department Sgt. Donald Sabo prepares to demonstrate the department’s newest technology, a drone with video capabilities to help with lost-person searches and tactical operations.
PRESS PHOTOS BY JIM MARSHWestern Salisbury Volunteer Fire Department’s aerial ladder truck and other township first responder vehicles and equipment are a draw to visitors at National Night Out. PRESS PHOTOS BY JIM MARSHWestern Salisbury Volunteer Fire Department’s aerial ladder truck and other township first responder vehicles and equipment are a draw to visitors at National Night Out.

SALISBURY POLICE DEPARTMENT

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by jim marsh Special to The Press in Local News

Residents come together for first annual National Night Out

Despite dark clouds, a distant bolt of lightning and a few raindrops as Salisbury Township’s first annual National Night Out community gathering began 6 p.m. Aug. 1, community residents numbering in the hundreds came to Salisbury High School to meet their community’s police officers, first responders and neighbors.

Event organizer Salisbury Police Department Cpl. Chris Casey said he was thrilled with the turnout.

“We posted the event on local social media and there was a lot of neighbor-to-neighbor chatter that really boosted our turnout,” Casey said. “Another thing that really was encouraging was to see the spirit of the volunteers who made the event possible.”

Those volunteers served food, ran games for children, judged desserts brought by neighborhood bakers and helped run the popular dunk tank offering opportunities for youngsters and not-so-youngsters to send Salisbury police patrol officers into the tank. A number of workers provided logistical support to keep the event running smoothly.

A musical group that started out many years ago as a teenage garage band, Shake, Rattle & Soul, provided amplified musical oldies which had attendees dancing in the high school driveway.

In the high school’s upper parking lot, Western and Eastern Salisbury firefighters and local ambulance corps displayed emergency equipment, gave out junior firemen helmets and let children try on real emergency turnout gear.

To the delight of everyone nearby, fire and rescue workers received an emergency call to the interstate and responded with light and sirens – an up-close view of what volunteer emergency crews do every day.

“All in all,” Casey said, “this was a great first-year event. I’m already looking forward to next summer’s community turnout.”