The 13th annual Algoma’s Night Out event has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 25. The event is being hosted by the Algoma Police Department, which will be joined by several of other local agencies along with many of the programs and resources from around the area.
Algoma’s Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local anti-crime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
From 6 to 8 p.m. July 25, residents of the City of Algoma are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights, and spend the evening with neighbors and police. Algoma will be hosting this special event in the Legion Park area near the lakeshore, and will include free food, door prize drawings, fun for children, and a chance to see, learn from, and interact with local, county, state, and federal emergency response agencies.
Highlights of the event include free food, booyah, ice-cream sandwiches, and non-alcoholic drinks. There will be two giant inflatables, and many emergency response agencies will be on hand to answer questions and/or show their equipment.
Participating agencies include the Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin State Patrol, Brown County Bomb Squad, and a host of others. Scheduled to be on display inside the Algoma Youth Club are displays from; Violence Intervention Project, Algoma Lions Club, Live Algoma, and many more.
Among the highlights is the roll over convincer, which simulates a roll over crash and what can happen to seatbelted and non-seatbelted occupants, demonstrating the importance of children properly wearing their seatbelt. New this year is the Kewaunee Police Department’s K-9 “Charlie” and His handler Officer Gale, both will be on scene for a demonstration.
Also slated is a fly-in by the always popular County Rescue’s Eagle III medical/rescue helicopter. This event is completely free to Algoma residents and all are encouraged to attend.
Those attending are asked to bring a nonperishable food item, which will be donated to the Kewaunee County and Heavenly Business food pantries. Anyone bringing a food item will have a chance to win a door prize.