Local Communities Getting Ready For National Night Out


(Beaver Dam) National Night Out is set to return to Beaver Dam tomorrow. The community-building event focuses on crime prevention and crime awareness. Organizer Chuck Stangle says communities country-wide participate in National Night Out which promotes police-community partnerships. He says the Beaver Dam Police Citizens Academy Alumni Group was tasked with putting the event together that was last put on in Beaver Dam in 2010. Stangle says several police officers came forward and asks the Alumni group to take the lead.

On hand will be the Beaver Dam Fire Department, Police Department, Dodge County Sheriff’s Department and SWAT Team. Food will also be served from Cousin’s Subs and there will be music provided by Top Flight DJ’s. During last week’s appearance on WBEV’s Community Comment, Stangle said several service-based groups will be in attendance such as CARE for Dodge County, P.A.V.E. – People Against a Violent Environment, Five Stones, Powerhouse Gym and Blue Zones. The YMCA of Dodge County will also attend and Stangle says they will bring with them two bounce-houses.

National Night Out in Beaver Dam will take place at Swan City Park tomorrow from 5pm to 8pm. There is no fee to enter but organizers ask visitors to bring a non-perishable food item to donate.

Juneau will also be holding its National Night Out beginning at 6pm at the Juneau Public Safety Building located at 128 East Cross Street. Police Chief David Beal says residents will have the opportunity to explore local law enforcements equipment and vehicles. There will also be free bike registrations as well as Kid Id’s along other kid friendly activities. A drug drop off box will be available to dispose of unused medications.

The Columbus National Night Out will be at Fireman’s Park while Mayville’s event will be at Foster Park, both from 5pm to 8pm.