Night Out iffy due to weather

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 August 2015 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers

ALBION – The armored vehicle used by the Albion Police Department and the Orleans County SWAT team is parked by the pavilion at Bullard Park while rains falls at about 5 p.m.

Albion police officers, human service agencies and other first responders are gathering at the park for a “National Night Out” event. Albion Police Chief Roland Nenni said he would like the event to go on as scheduled from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. unless a big downpour hits.

“We’ll see what happens,” he said.

Mercy Flight won’t arrive as scheduled at 6 p.m. and the YMCA won’t be bringing its bounce house due to the wet conditions.

The National Night Out is intended 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.