Free Family Event – National Night Out Tonight!

National Night Out
Give Drugs and Alcohol a Going Away Party!
Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Grand Forks is celebrating with a Block Party at Purpur Arena, 1110 7th Ave. S. 5:00-8:00pm.  This family event is free and open to the public.

Free Hamburgers for the first 1,000 guests!

The event is designed to increase public awareness of crime prevention and to encourage residents to support police-community partnerships.  Area groups will host informational booths and will be offering a door prize that will be given away throughout the event. You must be present to win.

This is a super opportunity to spend time with your family and educate your children on crime prevention. There will be tours available through local ambulance, police, sheriff, fire vehicles and the GF Regional Special Operations Groups vehicles to include the bomb truck, SOG Command vehicle, Negotiations Bus and Water Rescue vehicles will be on display.

Scheduled Events:

Watermelon Eating Contest

Old fashion children’s games – hula hoop, gunny sack races, wheel barrow races and three legged races

5:30 p.m. Red River Valley Gymnastics Demonstration

6:00 p.m. Guitar Hero Competition

6:00 p.m. Wall bangers wheelchair basketball with local law enforcement

6:30 p.m. Championship Tae Kwon Do Demonstration

7:00 p.m. Law Enforcement K-9 Demonstration

GF Fire Department Fire House GF Fire Trucks

Free Child ID’s GF County Volunteer Fire Department

GF Ambulance EGF Police Department

GF Police & Sheriff Cars GFAFB – Inflatable games

Minnow Races – Safe Communities Grand Forks Bomb Team

Law Enforcement Canine Demonstrations GFAFB demonstration

Sheriff Dept – K-9 Search & Rescue Dogs East Grand Forks Fire Department

The event will feature the largest display of inflatable games for children to enjoy!

For more information contact: 

Lavonne Nelson, 787-8031 – Community Service Bureau
Joyce Belbas, 701-215-2589 – Co-Chair
Sharyl Simeone, 746-4636 – Public Information Center

“National Night Out” is sponsored by Local Law Enforcement, Grand Forks Police Department, City of Grand Forks, Grand Forks Air Force Base, Freedom Church, Adult Learning Center, Safe Communities Coalition, Safe Communities, Hugo’s, NDAD, East Grand Forks Police Department, East Grand Forks Fire Department, The Salvation Army, Center, WDAZ Channel 8, Grand Forks Park District, C.L. Linfoot, Grand Forks Public Schools, Grand Forks County Sheriff Office, UND Police Department, East Grand Forks Police Department, US Food Service, Target, Department of Homeland Security, Sam’s Club, Crime Stoppers, Leighton Broadcasting, Clear Channel, Newman Outdoor Signs and the Grand Forks Herald.