Family Fun At NNO

Chino/DB/Walnut – The City of Chino, Diamond Bar, and Walnut held their National Night Out events on August 2, along with many neighborhoods throughout the nation.

National Night Out is a nationwide crime and drug prevention awareness campaign designed to generate support for and participation in local anti-crime efforts. It strengthens neighborhood spirit and law enforcement-community partnership to send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting crime.

National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by the Sheriff’s Department. It will involve more than 10,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases around the world. More than 35 million people are expected to participate in “America’s Night Out Against Crime.”

On August 2, residents in neighborhoods across the nation were asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights, and spend the evening outside with neighbors and law enforcement. Many neighborhoods host a variety of special events such as block parties, cookouts, and flashlight walks.

The Walnut/Diamond Bar Station celebrated the National Night Out event from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at the Rowland Heights Community Center at Pathfinder Park (18150 Pathfinder Road, Rowland Heights). The community enjoyed food, giveaways, and live music.

The City of Walnut held their National Night Out event at Creekside Park. Residents enjoyed food trucks, a performance by Cold Duck, and The Avengers: Age of Ultron movie shown afterwards.

“Thank you to everyone who joined us last night for National Night Out,” stated the City of Walnut Facebook page. They provided a quick recap video for the community to enjoy.

However, City of Chino residents didn’t hold a big community event, but instead held multiple neighborhood barbeques, potlucks, and dessert social events throughout the community. Events that were registered received visits by the City Council Members, Deputies, Firefighters, Citizens on Patrol, and even McGruff the crime-fighting dog.

“Thank you to all of the members of our community who participated in National Night Out! The support for our Police personnel was overwhelming and we thoroughly enjoyed visiting each of the participating neighborhoods. We are so proud to partner with you in keeping Chino safe. We also want to say thank you to Target for being a national sponsor of this program,” stated the City of Chino.