By LeAnn R. Ralph
BOYCEVILLE — “National Night Out” will be held in both Boyceville and Glenwood City on Tuesday, August 7.
Boyceville’s third annual National Night Out will be in Pafko Park.
Glenwood City’s first annual National Night Out will be in Hinman Park.
National Night Out, a registered trademark of the National Association of Town Watch, is described as a “community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships.”
The nationwide National Night Out event gives residents an opportunity to meet their neighbors, their police officers, and their fire and Emergency Medical Services first responders.
Those who attend also are invited to take a closer look at emergency equipment used by the various agencies to help keep people safe.
Another goal of National Night Out is that residents, police officers, firefighters and EMTs can talk about ways to work together to help make their communities a safer place.
The Boyceville Lions Club will be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs.
Glenwood City’s event will feature a free picnic dinner.
Boyceville will have an educational “smoke house” and other activities for youngsters and will include a bicycle safety rodeo for children.
“Bring your bike, and our Bike Patrol Officer will take you through some different courses to teach you safer biking methods,” according to the Boyceville Police Department’s Facebook page.
Glenwood City’s National Night Out will include a “bouncy house,” popcorn, a photo opportunity, and tours of a squad car, fire truck and ambulance.
In addition, Glenwood City’s event will have face painting, a police K-9 unit demonstration, Glenwood City royalty and more.
National Night Out is a free event, and people are encouraged to bring a friend.
The National Night Out event is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in both Boyceville at Pafko Park and in Glenwood City at Hinman Park.