Colton Corner: Colton celebrates National Night Out
On Tuesday, Aug. 2, families from Colton and surrounding areas attended the Colton Volunteer Fire Department's National Night Out.
During the event, they had the chance to meet the local volunteer firefighters, explore fire trucks and talk with the volunteers from Mountain Wave Search and Rescue and with Lonny Johnson, who demonstrated how amateur radio (HAM) communications is used in emergency situations.
Children had a chance to use a fire hose to "extinguish" fires. Clackamas County Sheriff's Office K9, Ajax, and his handler, Deputy Huskisson, were there to interact with the children and teach them how the K9 unit works.
The barbecue area was popular with everyone. After a trip to the food table, people gathered around the outdoor tables to eat and visit.
National Night Out is a community awareness movement that has been celebrated across America for more than thirty years. It was founded to promote neighborhood watch and crime prevention, and has grown to promote overall community safety and neighborhood camaraderie.
More than 100 people enjoyed the night visiting with friends and meeting the volunteers of the Colton Fire Department.
Two-year-old Hendrix Fischer gave the night a thumbs up and said, "It is fun!"