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National Night Out returns on Aug. 7, offering drug-free activities at Bullard Park

Posted 2 August 2018 at 11:36 am

Press Release, Albion Police Department

Photo by Tom Rivers: Aaron Sugar of Albion rides a bike in the bicycle rodeo at National Night Out on Aug. 1, 2017. Albion police officer Will Francis helped run the activity at Bullard Park.

ALBION – The Albion Police Department would like to remind everyone that National Night Out at Bullard Park is less than a week away.

The fourth annual event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Aug. 7 and will be the biggest one so far.

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. Our goal is to have those that attend walk away with a positive contact that can assist with any needs a person may need. We strive to make this event a one-day event that lasts all year long.

This year we will have many demonstrations from law enforcement, firefighters and EMS along with over 40 other organizations providing entertainment and give-a-ways. Mercy Flight will be arriving at with an aircraft that everyone is welcome to tour and sit in.

We will have bikes on hand for kids to ride in an obstacle course with police officers and to receive a free bike helmet. There will also be free food and water for everyone.

We are very excited to doing a “Battle of Belts” competition again this year to promote vehicle passenger safety. The competition entails teams of 4 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 listed below.

See the flyers for the event and check us out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/OrleansNNO/

A Webinar (click here) was hosted by the Population Health Collaborative recently where Albion Police Chief Roland Nenni gave insight on what the National Night Out Event is all about.

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