Residents will have the chance to enjoy free swimming, food, music, games, and crime prevention advice at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at White’s Pool as part of the city’s 13th annual National Night Out celebration.
The event — a chance to promote crime prevention and a way for people within the city to connect — is recognized by thousands of communities throughout the nation.
Various state and local agencies dealing with crime prevention will be at the event, which features a cookout at 5 p.m., followed by ice cream and a magic show by magician Ryan Mangan.
“The purpose is for locals to get to know police officers and the department,” said Larry Jensen, police commission chairman. “It’s nice to have the community involved and more comfortable with law enforcement.”
The night will also feature a DJ and a mobile interactive lab from the Montshire Museum highlighting pond creatures — a new event, according to Lynne Walsh, co-chairwoman of the planning team.
Walsh said that each year they have seen attendance grow, with a record of roughly 1,300 people last year and an expected 1,500 to 2,000 people this year.
“It’s just a blast,” Walsh said. “It’s a fun way to meet people and learn about resources in the community.”
Walsh said an important aspect of the night is to get to know the neighborhood on new levels.
There will be a police dog demonstration after dinner.
“It’s a fun event and we expect a great turnout,” Walsh said.
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