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National Night Out is Tuesday
Pembroke, Richmond Hill participating
A Richmond Hill police officer awaits a dip in the dunking booth during the 2009 National Night Out. Night Out festivities are set for Tuesday in both Richmond Hill and Pembroke. - photo by File photo
With law enforcement agencies leading the way, the communities across the county will come together Tuesday evening to promote police-community partnerships at the 2010 National Night Out.
A bevy of events are planned in both Richmond Hill and Pembroke. In the south end of the county, festivities will be from 6-9 p.m. at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill. In the north, festivities will be from 7-9 p.m. on Railroad Street in downtown Pembroke.
National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
National Night Out is a unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and is traditionally held the first Tuesday of August.
The campaign is in its 27th year nationwide and strives to bring citizens, law enforcement agencies, local officials, civic businesses and more together in a police-community partnership.

Events in Richmond Hill are as follows:
Amphitheater Stage:
6 p.m. – invocation, Pastor Steve Lane
6:05 p.m. – posting of the colors, Boy Scout Troop 486
6:10 p.m. – National anthem sung by Yanissa Golden and Sharnay Grant
6:30 p.m. – Life Moves Dance Studio performance
7:15 p.m. – Rett Barrett “The Hit Man”
7:55 p.m. – Savannah Cloggers
8:15 p.m. – ATA karate Martial Arts Academy demonstration
8:45 p.m. – Strong Man demonstration by the “Power Team”
9 p.m. – closing of events by police Chief Billy Reynolds
Elsewhere in the park:
5:45 p.m. – Christian Motorcycle Association parade into the park.
6-9 p.m. – games activities inside pavilion
6:15 p.m. – free hot dogs, chips and drinks served
6-9 p.m. – free pony rides
6:45 p.m. – Coast Guard Rescue presentation
7 p.m. – hot dog eating contest at pavilion

Events in Pembroke will include:

- Free hot dogs and drinks.
- Safety display from multiple agencies.
- Local entertainment.
- Free book bags filled with supplies, donated by Emmanual Community Church.
- Information booths.
- Health fair.
- Coloring contest recognition.
- Flashlight walk.
- Moonwalk.
- Balloon animals.
- Snow cones, popcorn and peanuts.
For more information about the Richmond Hill National Night Out, please call 756-2628.
For more information about the Pembroke National Night Out, please call 653-4414.
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