Volunteers Requested, PART of Westford Pumpkin Patrol, October 31, 2018

PART of Westford logoTerry Stader, KA8SCP, writes on the PART of Westford mailing list:

A couple of weeks ago I thought it was time to start thinking about our annual Pumpkin Patrol on Halloween Night in Westford. Well, it is next week and I am still looking for a few more volunteers!

As we have done for many years, PART provides additional eyes and ears around our cemeteries and public buildings. We are looking for some hams to watch for tricksters and let us know (NCS is stationed at Police HQ) when there are issues so we can get a police officer dispatched if necessary.

Halloween Night is next week, Wednesday October 31st. Our Pumpkin Patrol runs from 5:45 until 10 PM. but we’ve been known to be released by 9:00 PM if the weather is cool and activity on the street low. You do not have to be there for the entire event. Some folks have come in for the 2nd half of the evening, after 8 when Trick or Treat official hours are over.

We’d love to have you join our crew. Got any questions, drop me a note.

One Comment on “Volunteers Requested, PART of Westford Pumpkin Patrol, October 31, 2018”

  1. Terry Stader, KA8SCP, writes on the PART of Westford list on October 30 at1 PM:

    This year’s Pumpkin Patrol is in jeopardy of being cancelled due to the small number of club members to adequately support the event! We really need only 2 or 3 more volunteers… and they can be in the first half of the event from 1800-2000 (6PM to 8PM) or in the second half 2000-2200 (8PM to 10PM). Maps and locations will be provided for those that do NOT know Westford.

    Both Westford Police and Public Safety Communications departments have stated they appreciate the additional eyes and ears and would be disappointed if we were not participating!

    For those of you that are NEW to our club, PART was founded on our ability to be the additional eyes and ears in our local community, to be able to observe and report situations that could be a threat to lives and property. We have become a general interest club over the year which is great… but we should NOT forget our roots either. It is the foundation of Amateur Radio as well as exploration of the sciences.

    Please consider this event.

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