National Night Out set for Aug. 7

Weston’s annual Naitonal Night Out (NNO) is set for Tuesday Aug. 7, beginning at 6 p.m., at the Lewis County Park, and the free swim portion of the event runs from 7-9 p.m.
The National Night Out is a community partnership of law enforcement, first responders, and local neighborhood watch organizations with the goal of making our communities a safer place.
According to the groups national website National Night Out has grown from 2.5 million people participating in 400 communities across 23 states in 1984 to 38 million people participating in 20,000 communities nationwide in 2016.
Lewis County First will be taking over the event this year with Britney Barlett heading up the planning.
“We were approached by the Weston Central Neighborhood Watch and I felt it was an important event for the county and one that many people look forward to throughout the year. I think it is important for local organizations and law enforcement to be able to engage with their communities and have a conversation with people they might not otherwise have a chance to interact with,” Barlett said of the event.
This years event will features free putt-putt golf all evening, free food, kitten adoption through Hope For Paws, and drunk driving simulation with deputies with the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department.  Officers with the Weston Police will be manning the dunk tank for the event with K9 Officer Nero looking on and staying dry.
“Lots of different organizations will also be there from around the county to provide literature and information about their groups,” Barlett added.
Younger attendees with also have the opportunity to take home prizes with free door prize raffles for those 18 and under.  Prizes include STEM learning kits for the younger kids and drones for the older kids as well as one boys bike and one girls bike for each age group.

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