(8/2/12) This year’s Monroe County National Night Out will celebrate a special milestone.
For the last ten years, Monroe County residents have had a unique opportunity to learn some valuable information to keep their family safe while having some fun during the annual Monroe County National Night Out scheduled next Tuesday, August seventh in Tomah’s Winnebago Park.
Coordinated by the Tomah Memorial Hospital Community Outreach Department, there is no charge for the event, which will include various demonstrations and displays from 4 p-m to 8 p-m.
Monroe County Sheriff Pete Quirin (QUEER-en) says the event helps strengthens an important relationship between the public and area law enforcement agencies.
Even though the event has always been held in Tomah, Sparta Police Chief Mike Kass says the activities focus on organizations county-wide which should be of interest to all county residents.
The evening will also feature the Tomah Police Department’s Bike and Blading Safety Expo from four to six o’clock, plus there’s a mock traffic crash, complete with the use of the “Jaws of Life”, and demonstrations featuring the Sparta Police K-Nine dog and Monroe County Combined Tactical Unit.
A new item on the agenda is a Parental Drug Information presentation beginning at five-thirty P-M.
Residents can also help out community neighbors by bringing non-perishable food items to the event. Two baseball theme carnival games will be available to play for a food or cash donation which will be allocated to the “Neighbor for Neighbor” Food Pantry. Last year, the event collected more than one-hundred-fifteen pounds of food plus one-hundred-sixty dollars for the organization.
Food and refreshment sales will be also be available at the event.