Dedham hosts National Night Out Week
August 1, 2013 by James
As of Monday, July 29, and up until Tuesday, August 6, the residents of Dedham and the Police Department of the town are banding together for numerous events for the third annual National Night Out – a cause designed to raise awareness of how police officers provide security and protection for the community.
No doubt flyer printing is being used by the Police Department to let residents become aware of the event and the range of activities that are planned over the eight days.
On Sunday, August 4, at the Endicott Estate, a police-themed obstacle course has been arranged from 4:30 pm until 6:00 pm, which should keep kids entertained. Then, at 7:30 pm, there will be a softball game between Dedham High School students and police officers at Condon Park. Free refreshments will be available at both events.
The following day, there will be an open house at the Police Department from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm, including tours of the station. In addition, the Blue Bunny, a bookstore specializing in children’s books and other items, will be hosting story times with local heroes during the morning hours on Monday, August 5, and Tuesday, August 6.
The event will culminate on Tuesday night in a flashlight neighborhood walk in the Manor neighborhood from 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm. In addition, residents of Dedham have been asked by town officials to keep their lights on until 11:00 pm that evening to show that they are shining a light for safer neighborhoods.