After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, National Night Out returns for 2021.
Escalon will observe the event to “take back the night” from crime and drugs on Tuesday, Aug. 3, along with countless other communities across the country.
For Escalon, several stops are planned by the caravan that includes police, fire, ambulance and city personnel from a number of departments. Those on the list for visits by the caravan signed up in advance.
Coordinated by Escalon Police Department police services manager Sara Cardoso, the event is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. and wrap up around 8:30 p.m.
The first stop will be at 1742 North St., at Saron Lutheran Church and run from 6 p.m. to 6:20 p.m.
At 6:25 p.m., the caravan is due to arrive at 2301 Mission St., staying until 6:45 p.m.
Third stop of the night runs from 6:50 p.m. to 7:10 p.m., at 2416 Jonathon Drive, followed by a visit to 1546 Oakwood from 7:15 p.m. to 7:35 p.m.
Stop five on the evening will be at 484 Palomino Court, from 7:40 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the group will round out the National Night Out on Chardonnay Court, from 8:05 p.m. to 8:25 p.m.
The caravan travels from location to location with lights and sirens going as they near the neighborhood gathering. Past stops have featured potlucks, barbecues, ice cream socials and more, with those in each neighborhood able to visit informally with their City Council members, city leaders and first responders.