Meet Belmont's new police chief, Dan DeSmidt, as well as other members of the Belmont police and fire departments, city council and various community leaders at the annual gatherings of National Night Out on Tues., Aug. 7.
This nationwide event began in the 1970s as a way to get people out of their homes and meet each other with the common purpose of making communities safer by raising crime prevention awareness.
Gatherings will be held at eight locations throughout Belmont (see schedule below).
During Belmont's National Night Out, participants will learn more about:
- Community Emergency Response Training (CERT)
- Neighborhood Watch
- Child Identification Fingerprint Kits
- Neighborhood Associations
- Traffic Safety
In addition, neighborhood groups have organized demonstrations, kids' activites, informational booths and refreshments.
Locations and schedule for Belmont's National Night Out:Neighborhood Location Time All Carlmont Village Shopping Center 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Sterling Downs Alexander Park 6 - 8:30 p.m. Cipriani Semeria Park
6 - 8:30 p.m.Sunnyslope O'Neill/Broadway
5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Hallmark* Waterdog Lake Entrance/Lake Road West End 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. Homeview O'Donnell Park 6 - 8:30 p.m.
2600 block of Carlmont Dr.
5:30 - 8: 30 p.m.
*Organizers in the Hallmark neighborhood are seeking volunteers to help with set up. If you'd like to help out, go to www.BHCIA.org.