Mountain Village celebrates safe communities August 2

National Night Out

Words by Nichole Zangara / Event

Bringing together community members and emergency responders, the Mountain Village Police Department is hosting their fifth annual National Night Out Tuesday, August 2. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the community is invited to join their neighbors, police and fire department teams at Sunset Plaza for a free ice cream social and tours of police cars, fire trucks and ambulance. Free gun safety locks will be available and the Telluride Fire District will offer free blood pressure readings. In addition to this year’s festivities, all children 17 and under may enter a drawing to win great prizes.

National Night Out, a part of the National Association of Town Watch, involves over 38 million people in 16,000-plus communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. This well-known and celebrated annual event was designed to heighten community awareness of safety and fire prevention issues, as well as to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnership.

“National Night Out’s 33 year is continued proof of our ongoing efforts focusing on promoting police and community partnerships,” said Lieutenant Rachelle Redmond.

For more event information, contact the Mountain Village Police Department at (970) 728-9281.