Dozens of local families rubbed elbows with Middletown police officers and firefighters and helped raise money for charity during the second-annual Hero’s Night Out on Tuesday.
“I’d say the turnout was the same as last year, if not a little more,” said Tracy Skrobot, the manager of Middletown Main Street, which sponsored the event. “The biggest turnout is always the police officers, firefighters and their families, but hopefully we’ll get more of the public out with each year.”
During the two hour event in the Forest Presbyterian Church parking lot on West Main Street, the Middletown Police Department showed off its patrol cars, the Volunteer Hose Company of Middletown had its ladder trucks on display and the Delaware State Police Bagpipers performed for the crowd.
This year, ten local businesses also agreed to split 10 percent of their proceeds from the evening’s sales between the Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children on behalf of Middletown Police and the Burn Foundation on behalf of Volunteer Hose.
The total amount raised was not available as of Wednesday.
Hero’s Night Out T-shirts are still available for $20 by calling Skrobot at (302) 378-2977 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.