35th annual National Night Out celebrates partnerships between police, public. Event set for Tuesday, Aug. 7
Law enforcement and first responders from around the region are inviting the public to help celebrate community partnerships during their 35th annual National Night Out.
Local officials and community members will join 35 million people in 16,000 communities around the country. Locally, it’s scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 7, at locations around the Eagle River and Roaring Fork valleys.
Agencies have planned all sorts of fun activities, and the food is free, said Amber Barrett, community affairs officer with the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office.
“The National Night Out has been celebrating safety, community and neighborhood camaraderie for 35 years, bringing together communities and law enforcement to celebrate partnerships against crime,” Barrett said.
• Edwards Freedom Park playground pavilion, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. — The Edwards Metro District and the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office are hosting free food from Rocky Mountain Tacos, Ekahi Grill, Swire Coca Cola drinks and Sundae ice cream. Activities include Dunk a Deputy dunk tank, live acoustic music by Daniel Dust, Colorado State Patrol, Eagle County Ambulance, Eagle River Fire Protection District, Classic Air Medical helicopter, AT&T, Build-a-Pet with Colorado Zoo Go, the Eagle River Youth Coalition and more.
• Town of Gypsum’s Lundgren Theatre, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. — The town of Gypsum, Eagle Police and the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office are hosting free food from Ekahi Grill, Moe’s Original Bar B Que treats, drinks, Dunk a Deputy dunk tank, bounce house, live music by Derringer, Colorado State Patrol, Eagle County Ambulance, Gypsum Fire, Build-a-Pet with Colorado Zoo Go, Vail Health, AT&T, Eagle River Youth Coalition, a HAATS Blackhawk helicopter and more.
• Vail Fire Station 2, 5 to 7 p.m. — The town of Vail and first responder agencies host a free barbeque and activities.
Avon Police and neighborhood communities are planning events from 6 to 8 p.m. at the following locations:
• The Aspens Community Park, 901 W. Beaver Creek Blvd.
• O’Neal Spur Park in Wildridge, 2799 Old Trail Road
• Eaglebend Apartments, 10 Stonebridge Drive
• Avon Elementary School soccer field, 850 W. Beaver Creek Blvd.
• Triangle Park at Willits, 5 to 8 p.m. — The Town of Basalt Police, Basalt & Rural Fire Protection District is planning a free barbecue and drinks from the Basalt Lions Club, music, bounce house and activities.
For more information, call Barrett, with the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, at 970-328-8512.