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COMMUNITY: NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

COMMUNITY: NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

Seven-year-old Sierre Smith gets a lesson in firefighting from Turlock Firefighter Eric Boyd of Engine 33, during the National Night Out celebration.


POSTED August 4, 2009 10:32 p.m.
The Turlock police and fire departments along with McGruff the Crime Dog and Moonshine the Bloodhound were out visiting neighborhoods across Turlock as part of the National Night Out campaign.
This marks the 26th year the National night Out program has organized block parties across the country to help prevent crime, strengthen Neighborhood Watch programs, and promote better community relations with public safety personnel.
“This event helps bring the proper attention to a serious problem in our community,” said Neighborhood Watch Commander Dave Gale, who along with his wife Cyndi, helped organize the National night Out party for the Arabian Way neighborhood.
“But it’s a problem that we can help solve by getting involved,” Cyndi Gale said.
McGruff the Crime Dog made his way to various spots in Turlock to greet some of his younger fans, while Moonshine, a search and rescue bloodhound made friends with some of the children.
The residents who attended the open house at Turlock Fire Station No. 1 were treated to a performance by the Turlock Police and Fire Pipe and Drum Band.
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