Mukilteo joins National Night Out

Aug 15, 2012
Photo by: Sara Bruestle Anjika Rai, 5, tests out the driver's seat of a Mukilteo Police Department patrol car during the National Night Out against crime on Aug. 7. The police department hosts the event annually on the first Tuesday in August. About 1,000 attended the main event held in the Mukilteo Family YMCA parking lot. Another 100 were out at neighborhood Block Watch parties throughout Mukilteo.

The Mukilteo Police Department partnered with local service clubs, Block Watch groups, businesses and fellow governmental agencies for the annual National Night Out against crime on Aug. 7.

The event, held annually on the first Tuesday in August, drew an estimated 1,000 people to the parking lot of the Mukilteo Family YMCA.

The event kicked off with a flyover of a U.S. Navy P-3 Orion airplane from Oak Harbour Naval Base.

Attendees were treated to hamburgers and hotdogs prepared by the Mukilteo Kiwanis Club, train rides courtesy of the Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club and displays ranging from Navy recruiters and Community Transit to SNOCOM 911 and ESCA emergency services.

Mukilteo Police Chief Rex Caldwell and Officer Nicole Stone visited four Block Watch parties in area neighborhoods, along with Councilmembers Linda Grafer and Emily Vanderwielen. They met with an estimated 100 people at these events.

Other city staff members also attended the Block Watch gatherings and manned an information booth at the YMCA event.

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