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Night Out Receives Major Award
MOUNTLAKE TERRACE—The City of Mountlake
Terrace was recently selected as a National Award Winner for its outstanding
participation for National Night Out Against Crime,” a crime, drug and violence
prevention program by the National Association of Town Watch.
Approximately 1,000 people celebrated the Mountlake
Terrace National Night Out event on August 2. Organized by city employees,
National Night Out emphasizes meeting neighbors, reducing crime, and
Premera Blue Cross, the city’s largest
employer, is the main sponsor of this event. However, dozens of local
businesses provide cash donations to cover the costs of the free food and
entertainment provided for the community.
National Night Out is held at Evergreen
Playfield and features a myriad of family-friendly entertainment. This year’s
event included board breaking and self-defense demonstrations by Seattle
TaeKwonDo in Mountlake Terrace, and a Police K9 exhibition, balloon artist,
roving juggler on stilts, water walking balls, caricature artist and hula-hoop dancer.
Displays of public safety vehicles are on site
to allow kids and their parents the opportunity to sit inside and get to know
public safety personnel. Several city departments participated with specialty
vehicles, equipment and information. A number of local businesses and civic
organizations also provide information and giveaways to showcase their
Mountlake Terrace is well-known for its
National Night Out event. The National
Association of Town Watch has recognized the event as a National Award Winner
for its outstanding participation for several years. If you would like to donate to our 2017 event
or participate with a table, please contact Danielle Singson in our Police
Department at (425) 670-8260 or firstname.lastname@example.org.