Molalla's Ninth Annual National Night out is Tuesday Aug. 6 at Fox Park

The community is invited to the Ninth annual National Night Out event on Tuesday, Aug. 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Fox Park.

This free community event is one of thousands that will occur across the country as part of the nationwide commitment to neighborhood safety and prevention.

Highlights for the evening include a bicycle helmet giveaway, courtesy of Molalla communications company. A limited number of helmets will be available.

Additional highlights include demonstrations by the Molalla volunteer Fire Department and Clackamas Dog Services, safety information and tour of the Molalla Police Department and public works department vehicles, And kids can get a jump start on the school year with bus safety tips from First Student.

The Molalla Aquatic Center will have staff on hand to talk about the importance of water safety. People can also see what the local Veterans of Foreign Wars has been doing, meet the Buckeroo Junior Court, Clackamas County Sheriffs Posse and Smokey the Bear. People can also learn how to be safe around power lines and electricity from PGE, pick up some Neighborhood Watch handbooks and learn how to have enough food in an emergency.

Healthy eating and movement tips will be available from KAPA Dance and the Grow Healthy Kids folks to prevent childhood obesity and keep kids healthy and safe now and in the future.

“National Night Out is such a great opportunity for the community to come out, eet their neighbors and receive some practical tips on home and personal safety and prevention, “ said Molalla PAL Board member and event co-coordinator Beth Faulhaber. “We are happy to be a part of this event, and we hope to see everyone there on Aug. 6.”

The Molalla Night Out is open to Molalla, Mulino and Colton residents and it’s free.

The goal is to heighten crime prevention awareness, build support and participation in local anti-crime programs and most importantly, send a message that our neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

For more information on National Night Out activities, contact Faulhaber at 503-793-3504.

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