'National Night Out' offers hot dogs, fire trucks, police cars and community Tuesday in Hartford
Hartford's fire, police and recreation departments will join community non-profits in hosting the town's edition of a national event designed to bring emergency personnel and the people they serve closer together on Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Wendall A. Barwood Arena in White River Junction.
The event lasts from 5-8 p.m. and will offer children and adults alike an opportunity to check out fire trucks, cop cars and other gear. Kids are encouraged to bring their two-wheelers for a bike rodeo, as well as to join in other games.
The National Night Out began in 1984 as a combined effort of law enforcement agencies, neighborhood watch groups and other community organizations. Now marking its 35th year, the event will take place in 16,000 communities across the nation and attract 38 million participants, organizers say.
Joining town officers will be representatives from local nonprofits Operation Railroad, Upper Valley Smiles, Critter's Crusade and The Haven.
Hartford Fire Department Photo