National Night Out Against Crime events set

Fun, food, fireworks help bring agencies, community together

Tonight is National Night Out Against Crime with events planned in Altoona and Duncansville to bring the community and law enforcement together for fun, food and fireworks.

Tyrone will have its observance Wednesday.

In Duncansville, the Antique Depot will host the 35th annual Night Out Against Crime from 6 to 9 p.m. The long-running event, sponsored by the Blair County Sheriff’s Department, Blair County law enforcement agencies and the Duncansville Area Business & Professional Association, kicks off with a parade through Duncansville at 6 p.m. and concludes with fireworks at 9 p.m.

The free event, meant to heighten crime awareness and to generate support for local anti-crime efforts, also features a car show and prize giveaways along with various displays and activities.

In Altoona, city police are hosting the National Night Out Against Crime at Heritage Plaza between 6 and 9 p.m.

The Altoona Nerf Club, along with various nonprofits and other organizations, are participating in the free event where the public can get together with police, firefighters and other first responders.

Food vendors, giveaways and other activities are also planned for the Night Out celebration in Altoona, now in its second year.

On Wednesday, in Tyrone, police are sponsoring a free night at the Tyrone Community Swimming Pool between 4 and 8 p.m.

Displays, activities and giveaways are also planned for the free event in Tyrone marking the annual Night Out.