By Beth David, Editor
Acushnet rolled out the red carpet for the public on Tuesday, 8/2, for National Night Out, a community building event that brings police together with the public in a fun atmosphere.
Free hot dogs and pizza, face painting, temporary tattoos, coloring hay rides and the chance to climb on all the big equipment of the public works department and fire department greeted those entered the grounds of the senior center on South Main Street.
Police chief Michael Alves said it was a good turnout, but deferred to officer Louann Jenkinson as the organizer of the event.
Off. Jenkinson said the event was a chance for police and the community to interact in a positive manner.
“We just mingle with the people,” said Ms. Jenkinson.
“Talk to a cop,” said the Chief.
In the parking lot, children and their adults got to climb on big trucks and get a hay ride, and a balloon.
Drew, who was not quite two years old, clearly enjoyed the trucks the most, getting visibly excited at just hearing the word “truck.”
Abel, 5, said the hay ride was his favorite thing.
“And the trucks, too,” he added.
Matthew, 9, said it was the hayride, hands down.
“That’s all I did,” he said.
National Night Out is an annual community-building event started in 1984 to promote good relationships in neighborhoods and between police and the community. For more information visit: https://natw.org/