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Albion hosts National Night Out for Orleans County on Tuesday

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 3 August 2015 at 12:00 am

ALBION – Orleans County residents can meet local police officers, firefighters and other professionals in emergency services on Tuesday when Albion hosts a National Night Out event at Bullard Park.

The event runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the park on Route 31 at the east end of the village. There will be demonstrations from K-9 teams in Albion, Medina and the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department, as well as demos from tactical robots.

Many of the fire departments in the county will be at the event, with Mercy Flight scheduled to land at 6 p.m.

Roland Nenni, Albion police chief, has helped organize the National Night Out, wanting to help residents connect with emergency services providers, and also give families a low-cost option with no drugs or alcohol on a weekday evening.

The event is free except for the food sold by the Albion Lions Club, and some of the food proceeds will go towards the “Rebuild Bullard” campaign.

The schedule also includes a bike rodeo and the Medina Area Association of Churches will have some bike helmets available. There will also be a child safety seat check and Nenni said the Albion Police Department used a grant to make seats available for some families.

The Orleans County YMCA is bringing its bounce house, and other local organizations, including Hoag Library and the Albion Running Club, will be promoting their programs.

The Genesee-Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse is helping to organize and sponsor the event.