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National Night Out 2017- Alhambra Christmas Tree Farm

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Alhambra Christmas Tree Farm

2647 Reliez Valley Road

Martinez, CA 94553

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You're invited to meet your neighbors and some of our finest local law enforcement and first responders as part of National Night Out at the Alhambra Christmas Tree Farm.

National Night Out gatherings or block parties have plenty of eating, chatting with neighbors and children playing. And the chance to talk informally with police officers is an integral part of the event, which is rooted in crime prevention.

The event is free, and all are welcome. This year, the Food Bank of Contra Costa – Solano will benefit from a fundraising food drive at the event. Attendees who bring a food donation will receive a free raffle ticket to the main event prize raffle at 7:30 pm.

Several first responders will be at the event, including Martinez Police Department, Contra Costa Fire Protection District, American Medical Response, East Bay Parks Regional Police, the California Highway Patrol, and the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff. A BBQ food truck, face painting for the kids, ice cream sandwiches (sold by a local Boy Scout pack) and free bicycle safety information for parents.

There will be dancing to the live music by the Jinx Jones and Mitch Polzak, the Steel Smokin’ BBQ food truck, beer tasting, ice cream treats from local Boy Scouts, safety demonstrations from local law enforcement agencies, CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) disaster preparedness information, child ID program information, displays from local fire department and other emergency first-responders, face painting fun, and an animal petting zoo.

Through neighborhood policing, the local law enforcement has encouraged neighborhoods and homeowners associations to host their own events. Previous years have seen BBQs and pot-luck dinners lasting well into the night as neighbors took the opportunity to interact.

National Night Out is a community-police awareness-raising event in the U.S., held the first Tuesday of August. The event has been held annually since 1984 and is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch in the United States and Canada. The “Night” is meant to increase awareness about police programs in communities, such as drug prevention, town watch, neighborhood watch, and other anti-crime efforts.

The introduction of National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime,” in 1984 began an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

National Night Out now involves over 37.8 million people and 16,124 communities from all 50 states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.

Last year over 450 Martinez and nearby community residents attended this NNO event. For more information call Pete Sabine (925) 297-5335.

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