Roscoe celebrates National Night Out

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Liam and Levi tried on their Harlem Roscoe fireman hats during National Night Out in downtown Roscoe, Tuesday evening, Aug 2. In addition to the hats, Harlem Roscoe Fire personnel demonstrated fire equipment and allowed kids check out the fire trucks.

There was a big party going on in downtown Roscoe Tuesday evening, Aug. 2, 2022. The Roscoe Police Department, Harlem Roscoe Fire District, and the Village of Roscoe hosted National Night Out.

The annual event, started in 1984, is generally held the first Tuesday in August. The idea of National Night Out is to enhance relationships between law enforcement and the community.
Cities and towns across America celebrate with special activities and programs.

The Roscoe Police Department, Harlem Roscoe Fire District, and the Village provided games, prizes, food, music and demonstrations, plus a car show in the fire station parking lot.

Special thanks to Sgt. Aaron Weber and his wife Kelly and to Roscoe Police Chief Jamie Evans, who organized the free event, and to the dozens of volunteers.

The fire station was the place to be for hotdogs and drinks. Chief Don Shoevlin said it was nice to see the interaction of the community with the public safety personnel. “It puts kids at ease.”

Brian and Char Clayton show off their 1968 Ford Torino during National Night Out in Roscoe, Tuesday, Aug. 2. The car show was sponsored by Harlem Roscoe Fire District.
Aubrey knows she is about to get dunked by this little guy. The dunk tank was a popular game for kids of all ages at National Night Out.
Tracy Porter, owner of Mama Bear's all natural dog treats and balms. Several organizations and small businesses participated in National Night Out.
Bexley Washatka hugs her brand-new stuffed animal on Tuesday Aug. 2 at National Night Out in Roscoe. Donald Czyzyk (L) is the owner of the mobile Build-A-Bear concession. On the right is Bexley's father Ryan.
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