Once a year, Americans across the country gather for barbecues, block parties and other social events to solidify the neighborly connections that can serve as a barrier to crime. This year, the "National Night Out" event will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 7.
There are official gatherings in both Sammamish and Issaquah to kick off the event:
In Sammamish, you're invited to visit with the city's police department during the "Safe and Sound Sammamish" event at City Hall. The 2-5 p.m. event will feature police vehicles, displays, food, entertainment and educational activities. For more information on "National Night Out," go to http://www.nationaltownwatch.org/nno/.
28 neighborhoods have signed up to be a part of National Night Out. If you didn't - don't worry. You can still come up to city hall to enjoy Safe & Sound Sammamish.
Visit with Sammamish Police Department at our annual community safety and awareness fair to help:
- Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships;
- Learn about crime and drug prevention;
- Increase neighborhood support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts;
- Unite our communities by spending time meeting and visiting with your neighbors and to;
- Send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
This year’s event features an interactive workshop with Circus Cascadia from Portland, Oregon. From pole balancers to stilt walkers, see amazing circus acts and try your hand at hulahoops or spinning plates, with the help of real circus artists!
Enjoy a visit from PCC Kids Picks and don’t forget the free hot dogs.
Allied Waste - Touch their truck and learn how to be safe around those big vehicles
The Learning Center Montessori - activities and fun!
Columbia Athletic Clubs - Tie Dye Fever
PCC Natural Markets - Healthy eating
Friends of the library - Music Sponsor!Be sure to visit their booths for information and fun free stuff!
In Issaquah, Issaquah Police Department will host its annual National Night Out event – complete with prizes, raffles, food and information booths – on the steps of City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way, from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 7.
National Night Out events heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for local anticrime efforts and send a message that local neighborhoods are organized and won’t stand for crime.
Information booths will be onsite to educate participants on everything from emergency preparedness to home and car security products. In addition citizens can bring a box of their sensitive documents to be destroyed by a mobile shredding service for free.
Let Patch help you spread the word, by posting your neighborhood block party details as an event. If you do this today, it will go out to your neighbors in our daily newsletter tomorrow morning, Aug. 7.
--Information from the cities of Sammamish and Issaquah