Easton’s Summer Nights to stay in West Ward
June 21, 2012 by Mark
Summer kicked off for Easton, PA children and parents the afternoon of June 18. The city’s Summer Nights program got its start this past Monday, giving kids under the age of 14 something to do in the early hours of the evening.
The program has proven to be immensely popular since it began. Due to the size of it, officials from Weed & Seed, a community group overseeing Summer Nights, considered moving it to Heil Park on the South Side. Parents in West Ward, however, were upset about the potential move, so the program remains in Centennial Park. Cost was another factor in the decision to keep the program in West Ward.
Summer Nights takes place every evening until August 18, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. During the event, parents and their kids can eat, play games, and listen to music. The nightly event is designed to give area children a safe area in which to play. Police keep an eye out for local residents.
Without the program, children would not have much to do on warm summer nights. Parents say their kids would probably just play in the yard if they did not have the park to visit. Summer Nights allows kids to meet up with others of their age and have a great time.
Community groups from the Easton area also have a presence at Summer Nights. The nightly gathering gives the organizations a chance to meet with locals. To help promote their causes, the Easton based community groups should seek out brochure printing from a local printing company, so that they have material to distribute at Summer Nights.