A jam-packed schedule awaits the caravan of Escalon city, police, fire, public works and EMS officials for the Tuesday, Aug. 7 observance of National Night Out.
Eight different neighborhood gatherings are on the schedule in Escalon and the caravan of officials will leave from the Escalon Police Department facility at 2040 McHenry Ave. and make their first stop at Saron Lutheran Church, 1742 North St., beginning at 6 p.m.
Roughly 15 minutes is allotted at each stop for the caravan, with members getting the chance to briefly visit with attendees at the various neighborhood gatherings. Food, beverages, ice cream and more are traditionally featured and the Night Out also allows emergency services personnel to provide tours of fire trucks, police cars and ambulances for local youngsters at each stop.
Second stop of the night is at 2015 E. Lydia at 6:20 p.m., followed by 2301 Mission St., 6:40 p.m.; 2428 Jonathan Drive, 7 p.m.; 1553 Sophie Lane, 7:20 p.m.; 1546 Oakwood Drive, 7:40 p.m.; Chardonnay Court, 8 p.m.; and the final stop of the night will be at 535 Thompson Way, with the caravan schedule to arrive there at 8:20 p.m.
Times are approximate and the caravan moves from event to event with lights and sirens, announcing their arrival well in advance at each scene.
This year marks the 35th anniversary of National Night Out, an evening celebrated across the country by neighbors joining together with law enforcement and local officials to ‘take back the night’ against crime and drugs. The unifying evening has enjoyed a long, successful run in Escalon, with multiple stops always on the schedule.