Claremore Daily Progress

August 8, 2013

Annual ‘National Night Out’ a success

Mark Friedel
Claremore Progress

CLAREMORE —

Local law enforcement and community members came together Tuesday night for Claremore’s third annual celebration of “National Night Out” at Gazebo Park.
The campaign provided one-on-one interaction between residents, police officers and sheriff’s deputies. 
“National Night Out” is a community building campaign that represents crime prevention, allowing for an improved quality of life, said Claremore Police Chief Stan Brown. 
“We hope the event continues to grow as it has been now for three years,” he said.
Rogers RX Drug Abuse Task Force and Healthy Community Partnership members partnered with the Sheriff’s Office to host a drug take-back event during the “National Night Out.” 
Residents were able to safely dispose of unused prescription medication, ensuring a healthier community. 
Task Force Representative Teresa Carnes said the organization received quite a few “drop offs” and were able to provide literature, promoting safe prescription drug use. 
The organization also set up a prize wheel, allowing attendees to spin for prizes.
Children activities Tuesday night included water slides, inflatables and a “tatoo” booth provided by the Oklahoma ABLE Commission.