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Grafton participates in National Night Out
August 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grafton – Residents throughout Grafton are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 36th annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event. On Tuesday, Aug. 6, the Grafton Police Department will be hosting its 14th annual “National Night Out Block Party” adjacent to the Grafton Police Station from 5-8 p.m.
National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by the Grafton Police Department, will involve over 16,500 communities from all 50 states and U.S. territories. In all, over 38 million people are expected to participate in “America’s Night Out Against Crime.”
There will be free amusements including an inflated soft slide, face painting, a roving magician, games and prizes for children and adults as well as literature on crime prevention, drug awareness, fraud, personal safety, health, child passenger safety and fire prevention. Citizens will also have the opportunity to speak with police and other town officials about problems or concerns in their neighborhood. Music will be provided by radio station WAAF.
Children’s bicycle helmets provided by Direnzo Towing & Recovery will be distributed as well as free gun locks. The Lions Club Sight Mobile will also be on site with health and safety information.
There will be a display of police cruisers, motorcycles, seized drug paraphernalia and fire department vehicles as well as a police K-9 demonstration featuring our own “Officer Zita.” State and federal law enforcement agencies will also be participating. Free pizza, hot dogs, pies, Dunkin Donuts samplers as well as other refreshments, while they last, will also be available.
Event sponsors include Dunkin Donuts, Pepperoni Express, Homefield Credit Union, UniBank, Swirls & Scoops, Grafton Job Corps, E.L. Harvey & Sons, Table Talk Pies, Pepsi, All Phase Glass and the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office.
For more information, visit www.nationalnightout.org. The Grafton Police Department is located at 28 Providence Rd.