August 6, 2010

National Night Out

After keeping you on pins and needles for the past 24 hours about today's post, here it is...(drum roll please)...the 27th annual National Night Out.  It was a night out for everyone throughout the nation!  It's an event designed to bring communities, neighbors and law enforcement together for a big block party to strengthen anti-crime measures.  A couple thousand people were at the event in Payne Park which featured face painting for the kids...

...adorable pooches working the crowd as part of their training to become a canine companion...

...free bike helmets (donated by the Florida Dept. of Transportation) which were properly fitted for youngsters as well as those with a few more miles under them...
...and, of course, random circus acts wandering the grounds.  

6 comments:

T. Becque said...

Sounds like fun, but most importantly - that is such a cute dog! (I may be biased because I have one just like him)

LD said...

Great home town community feeling in these. Some places I've lived (Los Angeles) it takes a catastrophe (earthquake) for neighbors to get to know one another. Free bike helmets? Where do I sign up?

Birdman said...

Looks like fun!

B SQUARED said...

This was a really big deal in Ft. L, nothing at all up here. Then again, there isn't much crime to speak about.

Lyndsey said...

Sounds like good time! Love the face on that pooch!

Virginia said...

What a t errific idea. I guess I stayed in on National Night Out! Love the photos.