Tricounty News

'National Night Out'

A going away party for drugs and crimes: The City of Kimball will participate in National Night Out Aug. 5. National Night Out is designed to: heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for and participation in local anti-crime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized against crime. National Night Out has proven over the last 25 years to be an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program to promote neighborhood and police community partnerships in our fight for a safer nation. Plus, the benefits your community will derive from National Night Out will most certainly extend well beyond the one night. The plans for Kimball's observance will be as follows: The event will be held at Willow Creek Park from 6-8 p.m. FREE root beer floats - sponsor: Styme Industries (root beer); hamburgers and hotdogs for purchase - sponsor: Kimball United Methodist Youth; FREE live music by Tim Diffley - sponsor: Tim Diffley; for kids: bounce, obstacle course and kiddie pillar and crafts - sponsor: Early Childhood Coalition; coloring contest for kids ages 6-10 - sponsor: City of Kimball; Kimball Police Department will be doing FREE fingerprinting; Kimball Area Fire & Rescue Department will have their fire and rescue trucks on display with handout information; Donn Driver will have weather alert information; coloring books, pencils and whistles - sponsor: Heritage House; helium balloons - sponsors: Styme Industries (helium) and Kimball Chamber of Commerce (balloons); whistles for the ladies - sponsor: Heritage House; cups and straws - sponsor: Triple R Grill and Bar; and a short program at 7 p.m. with the mayor, fire chief and police chief.  Everyone is encouraged to attend this evening of rootbeer floats, fun and visiting with your fellow resident and be informed about how you can help fight drugs and crime in your town. We are also asking that residents turn their porch lights on from 8-10 p.m., alerting everyone that we are a community against crime and drugs.