National Night Out 2007

Last night was National Night Out. The evening is designed for many things, chief among them is promoting police/community relations. The event is held nationwide (duh) and has been for 24 years. Participation last year was estimated at over 34 million people.

Locally, it is quite an event put on at Veterans Park with the help of local law enforcement and the BPOE lodge. I was unable to make it out, but mom managed to take Erich and Amaya to participate.

The kids had a blast. There were many activities including a dunking booth, inflatable games, face painting, toys, pencils, and an added sense of community. The kids had fun spending time at such an awesome event put together by so many giving people. The Elks had some great anti-drug items, and the law enforcement officers were “fun guys” according to the kids.

Erich even came home with a t-shirt. The shirt was 2 sizes too big, but he still wore it home and wanted to wear it again today. I did manage to convince him to leave it home and let me wash it, but he said I better not “mess it up”.

That’s a great impression imprinted on a child’s mind.

Unfortunately, I don’t have any photos to post, but they had a great time.