Vernon Hills Police To Host Their 22nd National Night Out
On Tuesday, August 1st, from 4-8 pm, Vernon Hills citizens of all ages are invited to enjoy a variety of free family-friendly activities organized by the Vernon Hills Police Department to help foster police-community relations. This summer’s event will once again be held at Hartmann Park on Oakwood Road.
Building on past year’s events, there will be several activities planned to ensure there is plenty to do for Vernon Hills residents who may want to come out and enjoy the nice weather. Activities include: an inflatable playground, sand volleyball games against the police, a live DJ, face painting, games and of course, free food and beverages. The Cook Memorial Library Bookmobile will also be there. The event is free to attend and all residents are invited to participate.
Vernon Hills’ celebration is being held in order to celebrate the 34th Annual National Night Out Crime and Drug Prevention event. National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by the Vernon Hills Police Department.
National Night Out is designed to promote and enhance police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. It's an opportunity to bring police and citizens together under positive circumstances. This year National Night out is expected to involve close to 38 million people in over 16,000 communities.
“Every year it just gets bigger and better,” said Kim Christenson, organizer of the event. “If the weather cooperates, we expect that this year will be no exception.”
Many local businesses and organizations help sponsor the event: Target, A-Z Entertainment, Record-A-Hit, Chick-fil-A, Tricoci University of Beauty Culture, the Vernon Hills Park District and the Countryside Fire Protection District.
Additional information can be found at vhpd.com. Anyone with additional questions should call (847) 247-4889.