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National Night Out outgrows space, moves to Walmart lot

DeKALB – After more than 10 years at the Target parking lot, DeKalb County’s National Night Out has outgrown the space.

This year’s free community-awareness fair offered by local public safety agencies will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Walmart parking lot, 2300 Sycamore Road in DeKalb.

The event will feature live entertainment, music, information and vendor booths, demonstrations and activities. Visitors can watch live safety demonstrations and meet officers from the Northern Illinois University, DeKalb and Sycamore police departments and the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, and firefighters with the DeKalb and Sycamore fire departments.

There will be free snacks and games, and booths staffed by such community agencies as the Kishwaukee Family YMCA, Family Service Agency, Adventure Works, Bill Cho’s Taekwondo, RAMP, DeKalb County Youth Services Bureau and more.

Children can learn valuable skills in the fire department smoke house and in the 911 simulation center, where they can safely practice dialing 911 so that they are ready in an emergency.

National Night Out is designed to heighten awareness of crime and drug prevention, generate support for local anti-crime initiatives and strengthen relationships between residents and law enforcement.

For information, send an email to dekalbilnno@outlook.com.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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