Be a part of National Night Out Oct. 7



The entire community is invited to join the Pleasanton Police Department as they host the 2nd annual National Night Out on Tuesday, Oct. 7. This free event will run from 6-9 p.m. at the Atascosa River Park in Pleasanton. This year, it has been extended by one hour.

“A committee headed by Samantha Garcia, Telecommunicator with the Pleasanton Police Department, has been diligently at work organizing the event for the last several weeks,” explained Pleasanton Police Chief Ronald Sanchez at the last council meeting.

Amie Osborne, who is also with the Pleasanton Police Department, shared what else is being planned for the evening. The Pleasanton High School Band will be performing. The Pleasanton Police Department held a coloring contest and the winner will be announced at the event. Two local cheer organizations are also tentatively scheduled to perform.

Children’s activities include bounce castles and face painting. There will also be free hot dogs and drinks.

Children can have their picture taken with an officer at the photo booth.

There will also be a cake walk.

The entire event is being funded by private donations.

Several local businesses and organizations will have displays. Those who have been confirmed so far include: Atascosa 4-H, Public Works, Teen Connection, Friends and Family, Marathon Oil, Coastal Bend, Atascosa Home Health, Municipal Court, Chamber of Commerce, Germania Insurance, Evangelist Frey, Atascosa Christian Fellowship, Bus Barn, Pleasanton Athletic Center, Carrie Moy, Yogurt Zone, Sun Loans, H-E-B, Texas Regional Hospital, Tea Party Patriots, Agriculture Extension Office, Crime Stoppers, Art on Main and CASA.

Neighboring officers and agencies that will also be on hand include: Pleasanton Police Department, Pleasanton Fire Department, Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office, Atascosa EMS, Jourdanton Police Department, Union Pacific Railroad, local Constables, DPS, Air Life, Game Warden, Poteet Police Department, Border Patrol and the San Antonio Police Department

National Night Out is a nonprofit organization which began in 1984, to raise awareness on crime prevention programs and law enforcement agencies.

When it began, 2.5 million Americans participated in 400 different communities. Now, 37 million people are involved in National Night Out. It provides the perfect opportunity to bring neighborhoods together, all working towards a safe environment throughout the country.

Be sure to attend this fun, family event. For further details, call the Pleasanton Police Department at 830-569-3869.

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