Algoma’s Night Out has been moved to a new location this year.
The 14th annual initiative to counter the effects of crime, drugs and violence on the community is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Algoma Wellness Center inside Algoma High School, 1715 Division St.
Organizers said they received feedback that the hill at the previous location was very difficult for some, and they wanted to provide more handicapped parking and accommodations.
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. Tuesday, Algoma residents are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights, and spend the evening with neighbors and police. The event at the Wellness Center 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.
Many emergency response agencies will be on hand to answer questions and/or show their equipment including the Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin State Patrol, and Brown County Bomb-Squad. Scheduled to be on display are presentations from Violence Intervention Project, Kewaunee County Public Health, Algoma Lions Club, Live Algoma, and many more. 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.