Mark D. Segalla, Chief of Police
15 Union St.
Reading, MA 01867
For Immediate Release
Friday, August 5, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Camp Burbank Hosts Cookout for Reading Police Department
READING — Chief Mark D. Segalla is pleased to announce that the children and families of YMCA Camp Burbank hosted a cookout for members of the Reading Police Department to thank them for their service.
Approximately 20 Reading Police Officers and 55 campers and family members attended the cookout, which was held at the local YMCA on Aug. 3. Each family “supported” an officer, paying for their meal, which catered by Fuddruckers, and eating dinner together.
Campers made police-themed goodie bags for the officers, which contained different types of candy with relevance to a police officer’s daily duties. Examples include “Lifesavers, to remind you of the many times you’ve been one,” and “Tootsie Roll, to help you roll with the punches.”
They also gifted a framed picture to the department that included fingerprints from all involved campers.
“We are so thankful to everyone at Camp Burbank for going to such great lengths to make us feel welcome and supported in the community,” Chief Segalla said. “It’s such an honor to serve residents as kind as those in Reading.”
The Reading Police Department would like to thank all the campers and families who attended the cookout, Fuddruckers for catering the event, as well as the YMCA employees who organized it: Laura Auriti, MaryAnn Hanafin, Claire McNally, Hayley Yaffe and Gina Colarusso.