Millburn kids and their parents enjoyed giveaway hotdogs and popcorn while digesting important safety and crime prevention information on National Night Out last night, August 3.
Parents learned about fitting children’s car seats, responsible driving and/or had their blood pressure checked while their youngsters waited in line for face painting or let off steam with Moon Walks, hula hoops and dancing. Information from DARE (Drugs and Alcohol Resistance Education) was available and officers from the Fire Department attended with a Fire Safety House, giving kids a practice run in calling up the emergency services and escaping a smoke-filled house.
“This is a great family outing,” said Mayor of Millburn Thomas McDermott while Chief of Police David Barber said this national event was a great way to get across the message of crime prevention.
This is Millburn’s second National Night Out. It is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and has been held in towns and cities across the country for the last 27 years. The event is intended to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.
Story by Gudrun Lake, Barista Kids contributor.