‘Night Out’ – A helpful event for community

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Sara Schieman, head librarian at the Mabel C. Fry Public Library, was on hand at Tuesday’s National Night Out event passing out literature describing the library’s vast resources. (Photo by Jim Powell)

Citizens gathered at the Yukon Police Station Tuesday evening for the annual National Night Out, participated in by cities throughout the country and elsewhere.
The Yukon Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association hosted the event at the police station, 100 S. Ranchwood, that drew townspeople from the community who wanted to get better acquainted with their neighbors and with police personnel as well.
Local groups were on hand with important safety information regarding storm water and the Mabel C. Fry Public Library and Neighborhood Watch groups were also present offering other pertinent information.
Attendees of the event were served free hot dogs with all the fixings and were invited to take a tour of the state-of-the-art police station.
“Not only does National Night Out provide a great opportunity for our officers to connect with citizens, but also for citizens to connect with other safety agencies in the community,” Yukon Police Chief John Corn said. “Events like this help keep our citizens informed, and help Yukon continually top lists of the safest communities in Oklahoma.”
National Night Out began in Boston in 1985 and serves as an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer and better places to live.
Today, neighbors participate in the annual event now across thousands of communities
from all 50 states, United States territories and Canada.

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