There’s a night of family fun with a purpose planned at Citizens Park tomorrow night. Barrington is taking part in the 27th annual “National Night Out Against Crime” to help teach kids about safety and keep our neighborhoods safe.
Barrington’s “Night Out” will run from 6:30 until 8:30 tomorrow night and there’s a great lineup planned. At 6:30, local safetly officials will be offering Digital Fingerprinting and ID Kits provided by the KlaasKids Foundation. At 6:45, Wauconda Police Sergeant Combs and his canine partner, Maxx the Dog, will demonstrate the techniques they use to fight crime. And there’s a live performance by the “Juke Box Band” starting at 7PM. During the festivities, there will also be a Police and Fire Dunk Tank, Tricycle Races, Face Painting and a Watermelon Eating Contest.
“National Night Out” is a unique crime and drug fighting program held each year on the first Tuesday of August and sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. Since 1984, the program has grown to involve over 34-million people from more than 10,000 communities. Barrington Police and Fire officials take part in the event each year to meet and build closer relationships with Barrington families.
It’s also meant as an opportunity to show how serious Barrington is about fighting crime in our community. If you’d like to join the fun, come on out to Citizens Park tomorrow night. The park is at 511 Lake Zurich Road in Barrington, Just North of Northwest Highway.