National Night Out In Monroe & Gold Bar
August 06, 2018
(MONROE, WA.) – Both Monroe and Gold Bar are holding National Night Out act on Tuesday evening July 7th.
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Monroe’s event takes place from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Lake Tye, 14964 Frylends Blvd. in Monroe.
It’s a fun family event with giveaways and lots to do including bouncy houses for kids, K9 demonstrations, Fire District 7 demos, free food and more. Everyone’s invited. See graphic at right.
Gold Bar’s celebration begins with a parade at 6:30 pm starting from the Gold Bar Grocer grocetry store on Highway 2, then proceeds down Lewis Avenue to the festivities at Gold Bar Elementary school at 419 Lewis Avenue.
There will be static displays of police and fire vehicles, a bouncy house for kids, free food and more.
See graphic at upper right.
National Night Out has been held every year in America since 1984. It was introduced in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Matt Peskin, founder and executive director of National Association of Town Watch.
The event began simply with neighbors turning on their porch lights and sitting in front of their homes as a symbol to criminals that communities were “taking back the night.”
It has developed over the years into a community-police awareness-raising event that is held in most states the first Tuesday of August.