It takes place Tuesday, August 5th, from 5 to 8pm, outdoors at the Sakai Intermediate School, and its free for the whole family.
Here’s some of what you’ll find at this year’s Night Out:
- a Fire Dept vehicle – use the hose!
- Police cars to explore
- a Coast Guard boat, and a canine officer
- the BI Police boat to explore
- a dunk tank (with Chief Hamner, City Manager Doug Schulze, journalist Sarah Lane, BHS Assistant Principal Tina Lemmon, and many more)
- a water balloon toss
- face painting with Kidimu
- a bomb truck from a Federal agency
- Westsound Wildlife, with a rescued animal
- Child ID kits
- live music
There’s also free food (such as hot dogs, popcorn, ice cream, sno-cones, cotton candy.
And there will be free prize giveaways such as: an iPod; an ADT security installation; a Best Western overnight stay; some BonBon candy; and more.
The underlying theme of these celebrations is crime-prevention. It occurs in 16,000+ communities in 50 states and military bases worldwide.
It provides an important opportunity for citizens to send a powerful message about neighborhood unity, safety, awareness, and police-community partnerships.
Credits: BCB host and editor: Barry Peters; BCB music splash: Tim Bird; BCB ferry music: Dogfish Bay Studios; podcast art: artopia creative