Grand Island National Night Out will take place from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, in the Town Commons next to Grand Island Town Hall (Baseline and Whitehaven roads).
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. It is meant to increase awareness about police programs in communities, such as drug prevention, town watch, neighborhood watch, and other anticrime efforts.
Neighbors throughout Grand Island and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on their front porch lights, and spend the evening outside with neighbors and law enforcement. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy some music, fun and activities that will focus on keeping the entire community healthy and safe.
Locally, National Night Out is co-sponsored by the Grand Island Traffic Safety Advisory Board. There will be live music and food from Casey’s Cabana, Tim Hortons and Papa’s Popcorn; entertainment by Wicked Lew’sers (Kiss cover band) at the gazebo; visits by police officers, firefighters, paramedics and other local companies and organizational vendors with safety demonstrations, exhibits and projects/activities for all residents. Nearly a dozen local law enforcement and emergency response agencies with equipment will be on display.
Returning for the third year in a row will be the Grand Island "celebrity" dunk tank, with all donations benefitting the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation.