FREE FUN at National Night Out in Rutland

August 7, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

National Night Out is celebrating its 16th year in Rutland at Giorgetti Arena. It should be a big crowd this year, and the organizers are planning to WOW – with bouncy houses, a slip n’ slide, magic show, police k-9 demonstrations, raffles, and more. This event is FREE and open to all. It is rain or shine. Tuesday, August 7th from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. Please tell your friends and family!

Brett Myhre will be DJing and providing the rhythm for community members as they get airborne in the bouncy houses, munch on hamburgers and hot dogs, enjoy snow cones, popcorn and ice cream, go head first down the slip n’ slide, transform themselves by skilled face-painters, and partake in magic shows, demonstrations, and fun for all ages.

More than thirty local organizations will be tabling at the event, including NewStory Center, BROC, Front Porch Forum, Mentor Connector, and many more. Event-goers will be enticed to participate with the organizations through a passport scavenger hunt they must complete to enter a raffle for prizes.

Active members of Project VISION teamed up to organize the event this year, including Rutland Recreation, NeighborWorks of Western Vermont, Rutland City Police Department, ACF Church as well as Mission City Church, illustrating the community collaboration that Project VISION instills.

As the National Night Out website states, “National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods even safer. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community.”

Our local law enforcement and community safety agencies will be well represented: the Rutland City Police Department, Rutland County Sheriff’s Department, the Rutland City Fire Department, the Regional Ambulance Service, the Vermont Dept. of Liquor, and the National Guard will all be present with interactive displays and equipment.