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Posted on: June 27, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Celebrating the Superhero in All of Us - National Night Out

K9 and child superheros

We are in full swing planning for the Fred Meyer & Eugene Police National Night Out Hosted by Eugene Emeralds Baseball Club at PK Park to celebrate the superhero in all of us on August 6, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. We will be joined by University of Oregon Police Department, Eugene Springfield Fire EMS, Eugene Public Works, Eugene Parks, Eugene Human Rights and Neighborhood Involvement, City of Eugene Police Auditor's Office, Safe Kids West Oregon sponsored by PeaceHealth, and more.


This event will be a fun and family-centric celebration of our community featuring a children’s superhero costume contest, K9 demo, Fire Dog Casey, Metro Explosives Disposal Unit van and robot, Crisis Negotiation van and team, traffic teams of UO and EPD, SWAT Bear Cat Armored Unit, Radar Trailer, bouncy house, fast pitch, slide, tours of police, fire and public works vehicles, chief vs. chief competition,  goodie bags for younger children while supplies last, and of course some Eugene Ems Baseball players.


The superhero costume contest for children will be in three categories through age nine and judged by our first responder heroes from police, fire and public works. First through third place will receive prizes and a medallion. Participants will receive a participant ribbon. Parents/guardians can sign up at the event for their child or children to participate. Special thanks for the prize help by Burley Bikes, Fred Meyer, and Eugene Police Foundation.


What is National Night Out?

Neighborhoods and cities across the nation host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and other various community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel and exhibits. National Night Out is always the first Tuesday in August. This year it will be on August 6.


National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-public partnerships to make our communities safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between residents and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community and provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. 

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