August 08, 2013
Since 1983, a coalition of public safety
agencies have hosted an annual event to bring together the community and local law enforcement. Last night at
Lincoln Park in Wenatchee over a dozen agencies and families from around the valley attended the 30th annual
National Night Out.
The event allowed the community to meet the public safety
professionals who work to keep the area safe. There were free hot dogs, live entertainment, and even an inflatable
Bounce House for the kids. Parents could also get a laminated ID card with their child’s picture, finger
print and other vital information in case of an emergency.
The community building
campaign is designed to heighten crime prevention and community safety awareness, generate support for, and
participation in, local anticrime and safety programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and build public safety and
Representatives from agencies across the valley were present,
including Wenatchee Police Department, Lifeline and Ballard Ambulances, Chelan County Sheriff’s
Office, East Wenatchee Police Department, Washington State Patrol, Rivercom 911, Red Cross and