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PLCB participating in city National Night Out


The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board will participate in more than a dozen National Night Out events across the commonwealth this year including one in South Pittsburgh.

Last year, the board participated in events at seven locations statewide by distributing materials on PLCB programs, coloring sheets and bookmarks for children and informational brochures about the dangers of alcohol. On Aug. 5, the number of events in which the PLCB will participate will double.

“The PLCB has been building on the positive responses we’ve received from attendees and community leaders regarding our participation in the National Night Out program. That’s why, this year, our Licensing and Retail Operations staffs will join our Bureau of Alcohol Education and provide an expanded PLCB presence to reach even more people,” said Joseph E. “Skip” Brion, PLCB chairman. “It’s important for us to reach out to parents and young people, and National Night Out events are a great way to do that.”

In South Pittsburgh, members of the PLCB Alcohol Education and Retail Operations bureaus will participate in events on Aug. 5 at Carnegie Library South Side branch, 2205 E. Carson St., from 5 - 8 p.m.

“From Pittsburgh to the Philadelphia suburbs, neighbors will get together on August 5 and show they’re united against crime and dangerous decisions that put their communities at risk. The PLCB will educate parents and young people about alcohol use – a very important message for every Pennsylvanian,” said PLCB Member Robert Marcus.

On July 29, PLCB staff participated in a National Night Out kickoff event in Market Square.

“National Night Out is a positive program that brings together members of communities all across Pennsylvania, and the PLCB is proud to be a part of it,” said Member Tim Holden.

National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime,” began in 1984 as an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

National Night Out is held annually on the first Tuesday of August. The program has grown considerably since its first year, when 2.5 million Americans took part across 400 communities in 23 states.

The traditional “lights on” campaign and symbolic front porch vigils turned into a celebration across America with activities including block parties, cookouts, parades, visits from emergency personnel, rallies and marches, exhibits, youth events, safety demonstrations and seminars.


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