112th Precinct takes a 'Night Out'
by Holly Tsang
Aug 10, 2010 | 920 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Left to right: 112 Pct Community Council Sergeant-At-Arms Karen Mongiello, Deputy Inspector Christopher Tamola, Chief Patrick Conry, 112 Pct Community Counci President Heidi Chain, Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz, former Councilwoman Melinda Katz, and Captain James Marron.
Left to right: 112 Pct Community Council Sergeant-At-Arms Karen Mongiello, Deputy Inspector Christopher Tamola, Chief Patrick Conry, 112 Pct Community Counci President Heidi Chain, Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz, former Councilwoman Melinda Katz, and Captain James Marron.
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Police forces throughout the nation celebrated the 27th National Night Out Against Crime last Tuesday, a night of fun sponsored by local precincts and their precinct community councils (if they are fortunate enough to have one). In Forest Hills, hundreds of people came out to MacDonald Park to show their love for the 112th Precinct.

“This is a celebration of police and community relations, and ours here are great,” said 112th Precinct Community Council President Heidi Chain. “We tried to sponsor this event for everyone, and there is something for everyone.”

A bouncy house was set up for the children's enjoyment, adults were treated to live demonstrations from Bamboomoves Yoga Studio and West Side Tennis Club and there was plenty of free food for all. Residents were also invited to personally meet their local police officers. Officers from the 112th Precinct and Patrol Borough Queens North were presented with certificates of appreciation.

“We honor our officers for their efforts and acknowledge their extraordinary courage, commitment and contributions as they dedicate their lives to our safety,” said Chain.

Chain pointed out that the Precinct Council could not have pulled off the Night Out Against Crime event as successfully as it did without help. The library, banks and local agencies were on hand to distribute critical information; members of the Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps did the barbecuing; Forest Hills Jewish Center donated tables and chairs and offered their space in the case of rain.

“We reached out to everyone in the community and we also have participation from everyone,” said Chain. “It's really a tremendous community effort.”

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