Burr Ridge hosts National Night Out Aug. 7
Updated: September 3, 2012 12:56PM
BURR RIDGE — It promises to be fun, but the National Night Out event at Harvester Park on Aug. 7 is about more than a good time.
It’s about making the neighborhoods in and around Burr Ridge safer.
“You make friends with your friends and neighbors, and crime goes down,” said LaVonne Campbell of the Burr Ridge Park District.
The park district and Burr Ridge Police Department, along with corporate sponsors including Target and M&M Mars, team up every summer to bring this nationwide effort to Burr Ridge.
From 6-8 p.m., families will gather for a free evening of music, games, giveaways and ice cream. But most importantly, they will gather with neighbors.
“This year we’re going to have magic tricks that the kids can learn,” Campbell said.
Two lucky attendees will go home with new bicycles, courtesy of Target, and everyone will be treated to ice cream, courtesy of M&M Mars.
The Tri-State Fire Protection District and Burr Ridge police will have their vehicles and personnel on hand, and police will offer free children’s identification cards.
More than 15,000 communities will participate in this year’s 29th annual National Night Out. Last year, about 240 people participated in the event at Harvester Park. Registration is required to participate in this year’s gathering.
Register by calling (630) 920-1969.