By SAMUEL KETCHEM, intern
Published August 1, 2018
On Tuesday, spend time at your
nearby National Night Out get-together
On Tuesday, Aug. 7, Snohomish County residents will come out for the 35th annual National Night Out. The event is to promote community safety and crime prevention. Communities throughout the area will have parties with food, activities, and demonstrations by local police and fire units. At 6 p.m., residents throughout the country are supposed to turn on their porch lights to show potential criminals that communities are ready to stop violence.
Snohomish will hold its night at the Boys and Girls club on Second Street from 5 to 7:30 p.m. There will be pizza provided by Alfy’s, and hot dogs made by the Lions Club. City Council members will also giving out shaved ice.
Along with food, there will be many activities and demonstrations. The Kiwanis will be handing out free bicycle helmets. Bouncy houses, kids music classes and a DJ will be present. Snohomish Fire District No. 4 and the Snohomish Police Department will be putting on surprise demonstrations.
Snohomish Police Chief Keith Rogers stressed that although the night is fun, there is a bigger message.
“People need to know that it’s all about safety awareness,” Rogers said.
Monroe’s National Night Out will be again at Lake Tye Park on Fryelands Boulevard from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. This event will have refreshments, bouncy houses, face painting, and specialty police and fire department demonstrations such as the K-9 dog unit and SWAT team. Residents will also have a chance to stop by the Parks and Recreation booth to vote on their favorite design for the new synthetic turf lighted fields at the park. The county’s National Night Out at Willis Tucker Community Park will host the sheriff’s office and its trucks, motorcycles, boats and helicopters along with other emergency vehicles. There will also be free hot dogs, corn and lemonade. The event is from 5 to 8 p.m. and the park is at 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish.
Because of Everett’s size, most neighborhoods will have individual events. Officials hope that with stronger neighborhood engagement, crime rates will fall.
“Crime prevention is built best on neighbors looking after neighbors. When communities are better connected, they are more resilient and people feel safer,” said Wendy McClure, Everett’s neighborhood and community engagement organizer.
Events in North Everett:
Bayside Neighborhood will hold their event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m in Clark Park at 2400 Lombard Ave.
The Delta Neighborhood & Everett Housing Authority party will start at 5:30 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. in Wiggums Hollow Park at 2808 10th St. SE.
Port Gardner Bay Winery will host from 4 to 10 p.m. at 3006 Rucker Ave. featuring music and free oysters.
The Riverside Neighborhood will have an event at Garfield Park at 2300 Walnut St. from 4 to 8 p.m.
Events in Central Everett:
The Harborview-Seahurst-Glenhaven Neighborhood Association plans to be at Upper Howarth Park, 1127 Olympic Blvd., from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Lowell Civic Association will have an event starting at 5:30 p.m. and ending at 7 p.m. in Lowell Park at 4605 S. Third Ave.
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and Familias Unidas will host an event from 5 to 8 p.m. at 215 Mukilteo Blvd.
The Pinehurst and Beverly Park Neighborhoods will be at Lions Park at 7600 Cascade Drive from 6 to 8 p.m.
The View Ridge-Madison Neighborhood will host an event from 6:30 to 8 p.m at Praise Chapel on 710 Pecks Drive.
Events in South Everett:
The Westmont, Holly, Cascade View and Twin Creeks neighborhoods will gather at Horizon Elementary School on 222 W. Casino Road from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Silver Lake Neighborhood will hold an event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hauge Homestead Park at 1819 121st St. SE.
Somerset Park Homeowners Association will be at the gazebo at 1430 W. Casino Road from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
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