Albion plans National Night Out at Bullard Park on Aug. 4

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 April 2015 at 12:00 am

ALBION – The Albion Police Department is teaming with other local agencies for a family-friendly evening of activities at Bullard Park, tentatively scheduled for Aug. 4.

Police Chief Roland Nenni said his department is in the early stages of the planning the event, part of the “National Night Out” that connects police with their communities and promotes crime prevention and drug-free activities.

The Police Department is working with the Genesee-Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse on the effort. Nenni advised the Village Board he is welcoming the Orleans County YMCA, Mercy Flight, and firefighters for the event. He may reach out to other agencies as well.

Many communities have participated in “National Night Out” events that promote family-friendly activities with no alcohol, drugs or violence, Nenni said. He wants to see at least one community in Orleans County be part of the initiative that includes bike rodeos, canine demonstrations and other activities.

Nenni said the event is tentatively planned for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 4. The event will be free and open to the community.