Beaver Falls PA – August – Community Crime Watch Day

August 2014 CalendarWHEN: Saturday August 2, 2014 – 5:30PM to 9PM

Map of Pennsylvania with Beaver County highlighted.WHERE: Geneva College Main Entrance,
3200 College Avenue, Beaver Falls PA 15010
(Beaver County Pennsylvania.)

DESCRIPTION: Community Crime Watch Day event will have a variety of activities for children, including crafts supervised by The Center for Creative Arts Expression, face painting, and various “Penny Carnival” type games with prizes involved. McGruff the crime dog may make a guest appearance.

There will also be demonstrations in bicycle safety, small fire extinguishing, drug dog, and police robot. Come explore military vehicles, fire trucks, rescue vehicles and hopefully State Police chopper after it lands.

Hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream, pizza and beverages will be available for sale.

ID kits, Neighborhood Watch info and community service organizations will hand out information such as women’s services and Big Brothers and Sisters. Come and meet local and state police officers, local firemen, city council members, members of the District Attorney’s Office and military recruitment officers.

Geneva College will host tours of it’s campus and there will be music provided by DJ Tumas.

Enjoy the grand finale and the ending of the day by  Zambelli Fireworks.

The history of Community Crime Watch Day is an offshoot of the “National Night Out” that falls under the Neighborhood Watch umbrella. Its purpose is to bring the community and police together. As the event grows annually, more community minded citizens and businesses have come forward to lend support.

National Night Out has strict guidelines and specific vendors that had to be used. Beaver Falls Police Department liked the concept, but wanted the freedom to employ more local community support and involvement without being forced to adhere to the trademarked “National Night Out.” The first event was held outside of the city building. As the event began to develop more interest, it moved to the area behind the Big Beaver Falls Area Middle School. This location was not visible enough to attract passers-by, so the police department approached Geneva College with the suggestion of forming a partnership for the annual event.

Last year, Geneva College became the host site while the Beaver Falls Police remained the event planners. It became obvious that more community support and involvement would be needed to assist in making the Community Crime Watch Day a public spirited, one day event that would encourage more people to come annually and burgeon into a population of residents who are work together.

In 2011, local groups, who wish to work together on improvements that will benefit the future of Beaver Falls pitched in to help. In 2012, Mr. Shawn Thomas’s ministry U.S.B.F. “Uniting Spirits of Beaver Falls” pulled their resources to augment the 2012 Fourth Annual Community Crime Watch Day to run a Penny Carnival for children 12 & under.

Vendors Needed!
Arts and crafts vendors wanted.
Other / information vendors wanted (services, organizations, non-profits, etc.)
Entertainment needed (music, magicians, clowns, face painters, etc.)

Deadline for vendor registration is Friday July 19th, 2013.
There is a $10 fee for space at the event. No electricity is available.

EVENT CONTACT: Regina Jones at 724-312-3025


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