|National Night Out set for Aug. 1|
National Night Out is a nation-wide alcohol-free community party hosted in our area by the Grand Forks Police Department, the UND Police Department, United Way, NDAD, Grand Forks Social Services, Grand Forks Air Force Base, and many other area organizations and agencies. This year's event, Tuesday, Aug. 1, at the Alerus Center, features national speakers addressing prevention of drug and alcohol abuse among children and teens in our area. There will be free car seat check-ups, free child ID's, law enforcement demo's and vehicles, a dunk tank, fire department displays, information booths, and free food. Alerus Financial will fire up their mega grill for a free burger feed.
The education sessions begin at 1 p.m., and Family Fun Time runs from 5 to 8:30 p.m. The Grand Forks community is invited.
If you are interested in helping with this event, please call Officer Sue Shirek of the Grand Forks Police Department at 746-2472 or Officer Tom Brockling, UND Police Department, at 777-3491.
-- Tom Brockling, Police Officer, UND Police Department, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701-777-3491