National Night Out set for August in Northbrook
Updated: August 20, 2012 11:14AM
NORTHBROOK — Free hot dogs, McGruff the Crime Dog, pools and prizes await families Aug. 7 at National Night Out hosted by the Northbrook Park District, Northbrook Police and Village of Northbrook on at Meadowhill Aquatic Center.
The community awareness event runs from 6 p.m. to 9pm. The free evening activities include use of the Meadowhill Aquatic Center, DJ entertainment, carnival games, giveaways and raffle prizes, a dunk tank and free food while supplies last.
“This event is an enjoyable way to promote police-community partnerships, crime prevention and neighborhood camaraderie,” said Jeff Collier, assistant manager of athletics and aquatics for the Northbrook Park District.
“Families can meet their neighbors and the police who serve the community and share ideas about public safety. National Night Out represents the spirit and determination that can help make neighborhoods safer.”
The National Night Out program is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, a nonprofit, crime prevention organization that works with crime watch groups and law enforcement agencies throughout the country.
The program has four goals: to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for and participation in local anti-crime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals that the neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
During the community event, the Park District will open Jeffrey’s Climbing Tower in Meadowhill Park for free demonstrations for those 10 years old and older. Anyone who wishes to climb should bring shoes and dry clothes. Guests also must sign a waiver before participating.
Meadowhill Aquatic Center is in Meadowhill Park, located at Waukegan and Maple Roads. In case of rain, the community program will be canceled.