Right on the heels of Tour de Terrace, the National Night Out event is tonight, August 3rd, from 6- 9pm. For the 14th year in a row, the City of Mountlake will host National Night Out (NNO) Against Crime to raise awareness about crime and drug prevention, and strengthen neighborhood spirit and partnerships. The City’s award-winning Night Out will be located at Evergreen Playfield.
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The Country-rock band “Bullet Creek,” sponsored by Premera, will perform from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Other sponsors include Red Onion Burgers BBQ and State Farm Insurance-Kirk Geiger. Last year the National Association of Town Watch selected Mountlake Terrace National Night Out as a National Award Winner for its outstanding participation. Approximately 700 people attended the event last year.
NNO features displays of city departments, local services, and service organizations including Fire District 1 Fire Truck and Aid Car, US Navy Humvee, officers, and K-9 Team, SWAT Team and equipment to name a few. Other entertainment includes face painting and bouncy houses.
“This fun, family-oriented event raises crime and drug prevention awareness, strengthens neighborhood spirit and provides an opportunity for neighbors and friends to gather and meet other neighbors, community leaders and local service providers,” explained event coordinator Erin Kelly.
Started in 1996, Mountlake Terrace’s NNO was selected as a 2004 National Award Winner for its “extraordinary participation” in the NNO program. The campaign involves citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials.
There will hot dogs, popcorn and cotton candy available at the event.