National Night Out

Release Date: 
08/10/2015

The City chalked up another fantastic National Night Out event last Tuesday, August 4th.  Billed as "America's Night Out Against Crime", it is estimated that it may have been the largest turnout ever.  The cotton candy count alone was over 1,400!  

Image: SnakeThe Pendleton Police Department in conjunction with the Pendleton Parks and Recreation, Pendleton Public Library and other local sponsors hosted an evening of free special events at the Pendleton Aquatic Center.  The festivities included free entry into the pool, hot dogs, water games, prizes, a special live show by the Reptile Man who brought snakes, tortoises and lizards, as well as police and fire vehicles displayed in the parking lot. 

National Night Out is designed to: (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. 

National Project Coordinator Matt Peskin said, “This is a night for America to stand together to promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity.  National Night Out showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in our fight to build a safer nation.” 

Thank you to the many volunteers, groups and businesses that made this night a success – without their time and donations this night of fun would not be possible.

Photo - 2015 National Night Out, Pendleton Style

Photo - 2015 National Night Out, Pendleton Style

Photo - 2015 National Night Out, Pendleton Style

Photo - 2015 National Night Out, Pendleton Style

Photo - 2015 National Night Out, Pendleton Style

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