Lockwood residents, Community service organizations, Storey County Fire and Sheriffs Departments as well as our local representatives all turned out in the 102 degree heat at Louise Peri Park in Lockwood to make last night’s National Night Out ( NNO) a sweltering success.
National Night Out is a national community police awareness raising event where residents can learn about the various programs in place to assist them. These programs incude town and neighborhood watch, anti-crime and fire prevention as well as safety and preparedness demonstrations.
We Care Comes Through Again With Neighborhood Night Out
This year’s event was hosted by the We Care organization which is an integral part of the Lockwood community. In addition to the kids activities and demonstrations they put on quite the spread with BBQ hot dogs with all the fixins and Ice Cream!
Sheriff Gerald Antinoro explained, “We are pleased that upwards of 300 people turned out in the heat of the afternoon to get together for this community get together. Through these types of events we can share information on resources available to the community and reinforce the notion that together we make our community a great place to live.”
Along with the Fire and Sheriffs Departments last night’s event was attended by numerous local service organizations. Groups such as the Storey County and Lockwood/Rainbow Bend community and senior centers, the Virginia Range Wildlife Protection Association (VRWPA) , Catholic Charities, and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).
Several neighborhood groups were there to invite residents to join them in such activities as card making and bible study.
State Assemblyman Jim Wheeler, Storey County Republican Party Chair Jim Hindle, Commissioners Jack McGuffey and Marshall McBride were also there in support of this event.
All in all a worthwhile event and a great community activity.