Garfield County Sheriff's Office Organizing Local National Night Out Event

July 22, 2013

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GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. – Battlement Mesa, CO. On Tuesday, August 6th, the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office will join thousands of communities nationwide for the 30th Annual National Night Out neighborhood crime and drug prevention gathering. The Sheriff’s Office, along with the Grand Valley Activity Center, and the Battlement Mesa Service Association and in cooperation with the Battlement Mesa Company will be sponsoring a community event in the Battlement Mesa Shopping Plaza at 71 Sipprelle Drive from 2:00 PM until 7:00 PM.

The event will start at the Grand Valley Activity Center where people can enjoy the cool refreshing water of an indoor pool from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM courtesy of the Activity Center. Take a personal tour of the Center and see all the member benefits that are available year round.

Next come down the hill to the Shopping Plaza where you can enjoy free hamburgers and hot dogs from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Tour the various booths sponsored by Youth Zone, C.A.R.E., Rifle MOMS, the Parachute Library, Crime Stoppers and a host of others. There will be free give-a-ways, face painting and more. Get up close and personal with the Green Machine, a Fire Engine, an ambulance, the Bear Cat. See vintage cars and come to the Educational pavilion where you can hear and participate in short presentations about animal safety, Search and Rescue Programs, dog bite prevention, the Drug Free World Foundation, a K-9 demonstration and more. I have also heard tell that McGruff, the Crime Dog, is expected to make an appearance. This is a family event you won’t want to miss!

The Grand Valley Fire Protection District will have their climbing wall set up and their Brush truck. CDOT is bringing their new sate of the art truck for dealing with hazards in the Glenwood Tunnel and the Parachute Police Department will be represented as well. Take this opportunity to speak with officers and first responders about what they do and why they do it. Learn how you can make your home and your community a safer place to live.

National Night Out is designed to:

  • Bring neighbors and businesses together to create a friendly exchange
  • Increase public awareness of crime and drug prevention.
  • To develop understanding and support for our local education and prevention programs.
  • Strengthen neighborhood Spirit and foster better police-community relations.
  • Send a clear message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

More information will be released as it becomes available.