Coming together for National Night Out |

Coming together for National Night Out

Clouds of colors filled the air, hot dogs sizzled on the grill, and the communities of Grass Valley, Nevada City and Nevada County came together for their first jointly-held National Night Out Tuesday evening at Nevada City’s Pioneer Park.

“It’s really good to do it together,” Grass Valley Mayor Howard Levine said. “The more we do things together, the better we are.”

National Night Out events are usually held in the first week of August and have been happening all across the United States since 1984. The event is intended to bring awareness to local crime prevention efforts.

Law enforcement and fire protection agencies from the community, including Grass Valley Police Department, Nevada City Police Department, Nevada County Sheriffs, California Highway Patrol and the California State Parks were on hand to show off their vehicles and hand out free goodies to the kids from informational booths.

Free shirts were handed out to those wishing to participate in the color run, which produced a kaleidoscope of multi-colored children and adults.

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