Next week, Bethel will be participating in it’s first ever National Night Out, bringing together the community, town officials and agencies for the purpose of standing together against crime and substance abuse.
“National Night Out is a block-party to say goodbye to crime, to strengthen the relationship between the community and the police, the town officials, and the fire department. It’s great that the Chamber is partnering with us,” Rob Krieger, Asset Protection Specialist with , said.
“The event is held at 50,000 locations around the country, usually in small communities in high school gyms, and staffed with Target volunteers,” Krieger said, and explained that since most communities do not have a Target, they receive support for the event from Target.
Krieger is in charge of the event locally but will be partnering with for the very first time.
Bobbi Jo Beers of the Bethel Chamber is equally excited. She listed many of the non-profits from the Greater Danbury area that will be participating.
“The Bethel Fire Departments from downtown and Stony Hill will be there and they will do a Jaws of Life exhibition. Bethel EMS will have an ambulance, the National Guard will have their new HumVee on display andTarget will be doing free eye glass repair,” she said, giving a short introduction to a long line of participants.
Target will have the grill going with free hot dogs and bottled water. ProAccess teens will be doing face painting, and DAWs will be bringing adoptable pets.
Additionally, there will be:
- A car show
- DJ and Live Music, sponsored by Cumulous Radio
- Housatonic Habitat for Humanity will be selling tickets for Motivation Palooza
The event takes place Tuesday, August 7, 5-9 pm, in the Target Parking lot, rain or shine. Tables and chairs for 100 have been donated by Durant’s Party Rentals of Danbury.