Spend Tuesday with Neighbors in Two Boroughs

POTTSTOWN PA – Pottstown Borough – and in a less formal way, Royersford Borough as well – will participate Tuesday (Aug. 3, 2021) in the annual observance of “National Night Out.” It’s a community-building campaign that promotes partnerships between police agencies and community residents, and encourages neighborhood camaraderie.

Pottstown’s Block Party

In Pottstown, a community block party will begin Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the borough park at Washington and Chestnut streets. It’s organized by Pottstown Community Action, Genesis Housing, and the Victory Christian Life Center, with support from WSFS and Truist banks, and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

Generally, the event includes family games, music, fun activities, food, and visits by and interactions with police department representatives. Participating agencies also are distributing information about available services within the area, and helping to raise awareness that supports law enforcement and safety programs.

Royersford’s ‘Observances’

In Royersford, for the first time in several years, no “official” National Night Out event is planned … but that doesn’t mean it’s been forgotten or abandoned.

Royersford Mayor Jenna Antoniewicz reported on Facebook that:

  • Borough first responders will be gathered from 5-8 p.m. at the Royersford Fire Department, 299 Walnut St., to greet neighbors;
  • The Big Easy Bar and Grill, 215 Main St., will host a $20 per person all-you-can-eat picnic with a variety of meats that’s free to first responders;
  • Royersford police will stop at homes in the borough, just to say “Hi!,” from 5-8 p.m. if owners send them a text message request; and
  • Royersford United Methodist Church will host a “Time With Neighbors” on its sidewalk, 380 Church St., from 5-8 p.m. with food and activities.

Photo from Wynnewood PA-based non-profit National Night Out