A fun ‘Night Out’

Kids learn, have fun at national event

One little boy beams as he exits the inflatable bounce castle.
Three kids are all smiles as they race out of the inflatable obstacle course.
Little Taz receives some help as he places the football inside the target at the National Guard’s booth.
Three girls concentrate as they attempt to play tic-tac-toe at the Jersey Shore YMCA’s booth.
Kate Nickles, from the Lycoming County Coroner’s Office, offers a keychain to Isabell Carrasquillo. The coroner’s office represented Safe Kids, a global organization dedicated to protecting kids from unintentional injuries, the number one cause of death to children in the United States.
A puppeteer and his fuzzy blue friend teach kids about safety during the National Night Out.
Siblings Javon and Payton Paulhamus are all smiles after picking out a lollipop from the Big Brothers Big Sisters lollipop tree.
Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Officer Kyle Fera jokes with kids as they attempted to drop him into a large dunk tank. Although they often missed, the youngsters would race to the target, pressing the button and causing the young officer to make a big splash!
A member of Jersey Shore’s Citizens Hose Fire Department hands out stickers at their booth. Kids had a chance to explore the company’s ambulance as well as fire trucks. All photos by Laura Jameson / The Express

Hundreds of kids flocked to the Jersey Shore Pool Complex on Tuesday night to enjoy games, food and swimming as part of the Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police Departments National Night Out event. Area emergency responders set up booths, giving kids and the community a chance to learn more about what they do. Kids tested their aim as they attempted to dunk one of the police officers; tested their speed to see who could make it through a large inflatable obstacle course the fastest; and learned more about local organizations throughout the evening.­­­

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