National Night Out

     ROCKWELL — The community of Rockwell will be part of the National Night Out observance on Tuesday, Aug. 6 from 5-8 p.m.

     Students and their families from the West Fork district are invited to take part.

     The events will take place in front of the Rockwell Fire Station on the corner of Fourth and Main Streets.

     Activities begin with a free will donation meal featuring hamburgers, ham sandwiches, potato salad, chips and a drink.

     Also scheduled as part of the fun will be four free inflatables and a dunk tank.

     Among the special guests for the evening will be a Police Special Operations Group (SOG) vehicle, Mercy One Life Flight, Iowa National Guard, police, fire and EMTs, Patriots for Pets and Ham Radio.

     Free children ID kits will also be distributed while supplies last.

     This marks the 36th anniversary for National Night Out, which is is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community.

     Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August (Texas and select areas celebrate on the first Tuesday in October).

     Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more.

     For more information about the event, contact the Rockwell City Hall at 641-822-4906.