The Claremore Police Department, Volunteers for Youth and the Healthy Community Partnership are hosting the “Back to School Bash at National Night Out” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Claremore Lake Park Splash Pad.
1. What is National Night Out?
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie, according to NATW.org. It provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. Claremore Police Officers will be on-hand to answer any questions and to interact with anyone interested in promoting safety and security within the Claremore community.
2. What can attendees expect?
There will be several family-friendly activities including live music, fun and play features for the children, free drinks, sno-cones and free pizza. Local organizations giving away free school supplies and family resource information. Live music will be provided by The Roy Weathers Band with the ROSCO Fun Center band playing prior to the main performance. The Rogers County Health Department will also be providing free school immunizations from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-6 p.m.
3. What organizations will be there?
Local organizations giving away free school supplies and family resource information include Volunteers for Youth PAL+ Program, TSET Healthy Living Program of Rogers County, GRDA, Light of Hope, Will Rogers Memorial, BancFirst, Oklahoma Family Network, Claremore Public Schools, St Francis Foster Care, Grand Lake Mental Health Center, Sooner Success, Rogers County Health Department and BLAST After School Program.
4. What is the goal of the event?
“National Night Out is a nationally-led campaign that promotes police-community partnerships,” “Our hope is that the result will be an enhanced relationship between community members and our law enforcement officers. Engaging community is the prism this concept is reflected through,” Claremore Police Chief Stan Brown said in a press release.
5. Is there parking?
Attendees will park at the rodeo grounds and the parking lot adjacent to the splash pad will be reserved for handicap parking. Sponsors for the event include the City of Claremore, the CPD Chaplains, the Citizens Police Academy, Healthy Community Partnership, Volunteers for Youth’s PAL+ Program and the TSET Healthy Living Program of Rogers County.