Dunkirk Police To Sponsor National Night Out

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DUNKIRK – The Dunkirk Police Department announced it will be sponsoring Night Out in the City of Dunkirk on Tuesday as part of a National Night Out Celebration that will be taking place in 9,000-plus communities.

The DPD has sponsored the program for 26 years. National Night Out is designed to give strength to neighborhood crime and drug prevention efforts and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and not afraid to fight back. National Night Out program is directly correlated to neighborhood watch programs that are active throughout the community.

Police said there will be one centralized location for the celebration at Washington Park. The department is asking for those who can to come early and help with set up. In addition, police ask for anyone who can to bring a dessert to pass.

The Police Department will be at Washington Park during the evening with patrol cars and items for the children. McGruff the crime dog and K-9 Gunny will be there. People of all ages will have the opportunity to meet and interact with officers. The Dunkirk Fire Department will also be there.

The band The Rising will play music in the Gazebo. The movie, How to Train Your Dragon, will play at dusk to cap off the event. There will be picnic tables to sit on. People are also encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on while enjoying the movie.

Fifth Street will be barricaded from Washington Avenue to Park Avenue  to allow those attending Night Out a place to park. There is also plenty of parking on Washington and Park Aveues  in the surrounding area around Washington Park for everyone to attend the celebration. Police also stress that parents do not send their children alone to the event

The Dunkirk Police Department and Night Out Committee would like to thank all of our sponsors for their support and dedication over the years. Our many thanks to Tops Markets – manager Scott Obert, WalMart-manager Brad Balentine, Southpaw Signs- Cody Britton, Paper Factory- Bruce & Ann Mulkin, Save A Lot- Kevin Connelly, McDonalds Restaurant- Sam Giambrone, Barts Cove – Jason Schrantz, G&E Tents- Bob Bankowski & Bob Karin, Music by The Rising, Blasdell Pizza – Mark Dulak, Awesome Bouncers – Genovese Family, Atlas Comfort Cabins – Roger Gloss, Family Video – Manager Allison Bonetsky, Dunkirk Little League, ROBO Mart, Family Dollar and Dave & Gina Kron from Tim Hortons.

Many of these sponsors have been part of National Night Out for a very long time and they donate services, food & refreshment items or financial support for the program. A special thanks to WDOE/96KIX FM , Access 12, The Observer, Mayor Rosas and the City Administration/Common Council and our DPW, Parks Departments and City Electrician for all their support over the years.

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