BY FREDA MIKLINSTAFF WRITER
On a warm summer evening on August 6, the citizens and the police officers of Cherry Hills Village celebrated National Night Out with pizza, popcorn, police vehicles and a fire engine for kids to see and touch, a bounce house, face painting and Dinger, the mascot of the Colorado Rockies.
Also participating were firefighters from South Metro Fire Rescue.
CHV Sergeant Chuck Parker told The Villager that this nationwide event, started as a way to enhance relationships between citizens and law enforcement, is enjoyed in the evening of the second Tuesday in August all over the U.S.
In larger cities, Parker explained, neighbors come outside for block parties and local police officers come by to mix and mingle. Due to its small size, CHV invites families to its Joint Public Safety Facility, shared by the police department and South Metro Fire Rescue, to meet police officers and firefighters and have a fun evening. This is the fifth year CHV has observed National Night Out.
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