With lots of free games, music and food, people filled Memory Park Aug. 5 for National Night Out, sponsored by the Chino Valley Police Department and supported by local clubs and businesses.
CVPD Lt. Vince Schaan said the event is great for the community and helps kids meet police officers in a fun environment.
CVPD displayed its Hummer that will be used for community outreach, introduced K-9 Narcotics Detection Officer Bo, held a 50/50 raffle and Chief Chuck Winn welcomed the crowd of a couple 100 over the evening. Also the Chino Valley Animal Shelter brought adoptable dogs and kittens.
Kids enjoyed two water slides supplied by Penny Hubble State Farm Insurance, video games at the DVR-CADE and Gaming Lounge booth, tubs of sand and shovels to play in at the Chino Valley Animal Hospital booth, bean bag toss at the Chino Valley Cub Scout and Boy Scout booth, among other delights.
Folks also enjoyed the music of "Becca and The Strays" (Becca Platisha of Prescott Valley placed second in the Prescott Idol competition) and Pee Wee Clark and the Country Pride Band.