By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer
Grafton – For the 10th year, Grafton residents and guests joined thousands of communities nationwide Aug. 4 by celebrating the 32nd annual National Night Out. The event is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and locally by the Grafton Police Department.
Designed to strengthen a partnership between police and community, the evening of family fun is also an opportunity for residents to share their concerns with police and other town officials.
In addition to police station tours, guests of all ages explored a display of cruisers, motorcycles, fire trucks, mobile command units and an ambulance. The Grafton Lions Club provided vision and hearing screenings. A child identification program was offered by members of the Franklin Masonic Lodge in Grafton and the Siloam Masonic Lodge in Westborough. Literature was available on topics such as crime and fire prevention. drug awareness, and health and safety issues.
Among the giveaways were tote bags and Stylus pens from the Grafton Public Library. The evening also included free pizza, hotdogs, pies, smoothie samples and other refreshments.
Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.