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National Night Out Brings Collingswood Together

Amid a crowd of smiling, uniformed faces, parents and children were treated to an outdoor evening of fun, games, and good will.

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Yet to the few thousand people on hand Tuesday night, the only thing that felt rushed was the pace required to pack in the variety of games, activities and demonstrations in only two hours.

The community-led public safety event was sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), and fueled by the charity of sponsors and volunteers from throughout the borough.

Collingswood residents, their families and guests strolled along Collings and North Atlantic avenues, chatting with their neighbors, petting friendly dogs, and meeting their local law enforcement and emergency services personnel.

There were donated refreshments, games and prizes, a karate demonstration, hands-on tours of emergency vehicles, and even a chance to try the fire hose—but the evening doesn't have to end there.

As a first-time participant, Collingswood is eligible to take home a Rookie of the Year Award (Category 6) from the NATW. You can help support its bid for victory with your images from the event.

A special thank you to all who visited the Collingswood Patch table. It was great to meet so many of you in person. Thanks for reading!

Were you at National Night Out? Add your pictures to our image gallery using the "upload photos and videos" button above. For help, .

Kelly August 08, 2012 at 05:28 PM
Thanks for the free canvas bag, Patch! =)
Matt Skoufalos (Editor) August 08, 2012 at 05:54 PM
May it serve you well! Thanks for reading!
Kelly Smith-Master August 09, 2012 at 02:01 AM
Excellent night. Colls rocks!

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