Eight neighborhood visits are on the schedule, as National Night Out will be a very busy one in Escalon.
A caravan of police, fire and ambulance personnel along with city staff members and city council members will gather on Tuesday, Aug. 6 for the observance of National Night Out in the community. Several residents are organizing neighborhood events such as barbecues, ice cream socials, pot lucks and more, with the caravan making stops starting at 6 p.m.
First up will be a visit to Chardonnay Court, 6 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.; then on to Saron Lutheran Church, 1742 North St., 6:20 p.m. to 6:35 p.m.
Stop number three will be at 2015 E. Lydia, 6:40 p.m. to 6:55 p.m. and then the caravan moves to 2301 Mission, from 7 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Stop number five of the night will be at 2512 Matthew Court, 7:20 p.m. to 7:35 p.m., then 2416 Jonathon Drive, 7:40 p.m. to 7:55 p.m.
Rounding out the night will be a stop at 1553 Sophie Lane, 8 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. and the last stop is scheduled at 1546 Oakwood Drive, from 8:20 p.m. to 8:35 p.m.
Times for the caravan visits are approximate, though they typically stick close to the schedule to insure making a stop at each neighborhood event during the course of the evening.
The caravan moves from location to location, employing light and sirens as they near each stop, announcing their arrival. Tours of the police cars, fire engines and ambulances are often part of the visit and council members and city staffers take the opportunity to meet with residents in an informal setting, enjoying conversation, food and beverages as part of the ‘Take Back the Night’ observance.