3rd annual National Night Out planned for Aug. 1 at Bullard Park

Photo by Tom Rivers: Chris Standish races to get in the passenger seat and put on a seat belt during the the Battle of Belts last year at the second annual National Night Out. The competition will be back on Aug. 1.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 19 July 2017 at 10:52 pm

Press Release, Albion Police Chief Roland Nenni

ALBION – The Albion Police Department and the Genesee-Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse are co-organizers of the Orleans County National Night Out and are proud to give an update on this year’s event on Aug. 1.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at Bullard Park on East Avenue in the Village of Albion. This is the third annual event and is going to be largest so far.

The event includes car seat inspections, armored truck and fire trucks, canine demonstrations, face painting, inflatable obstacle course, a tactical robot, information booths from local agencies, and other games and prizes. There will also be a school supply and bike helmet giveaway while supplies last. Mercy Flight will also be arriving at 6 p.m. for tours of the aircraft.

National Night Out started in the 1980s as a way to bring law enforcement and citizens together on the same night each year. We have expanded on that principal and put together an event that focuses on bringing many agencies and organizations together on the annual National Night Out date each year.

Participant in the event will include Law Enforcement, Fire Agencies, EMS Responders, Civic Organizations and other groups that will be providing activities and giveaways.

Our mission is simple. We want an event where families can come for a night and be entertained at no cost and eat for free in an environment that is free of violence, alcohol, tobacco and drugs.

This year we have been very fortunate to have had many organizations not only willing to participate in the event but we have received donations and support from many local organizations and businesses. Included with this news release is a list of sponsors for this year’s event along with the activities and other things occurring during the event.

We are very excited to doing a “Battle of Belts” competition again this year to promote passenger safety. The competition entails teams of four who compete to see who is the fastest getting into car and fastening their seatbelts. Each contestant then must switch seats and again fasten their seat belts. The time ends when each person has sat in each seat in the car.

This event is fun to participate in and even more fun to watch. There is still time to enter and details can be found on the event Facebook Page (Click here).

You can find out more on the event by clicking here to be directed to the National Night Out in Orleans County.

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