GOFFSTOWN - 2 August 2016 (Pinardville): This evening from 5pm to 8pm, many in the Community enjoyed one of the best events offered, that is, NATIONAL NIGHT OUT with the Goffstown Police Department. We were unable to interview Goffstown Police Chief, Robert Browne because he was constantly getting dunked. Yes, dunked in the dunk tank at the hands of some very young children (watch our film production of the event) who just had a blast tossing tennis balls at the target. Some actually just went up and pushed the dunk button.
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. The National Night Out program culminates annually on the first Tuesday of August and Neighbors participate across thousands of communities from all 50 states, United States territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide (source, NATIONAL NIGHT OUT website).
While we enjoyed visiting practically all of the booths at this event, we took note of speaking with Al Baines at the Crispin's House Coalition for Youth location what he explains is the mission of Crispin's House.
Copcycles anyone? Well, tricycles at least! An abundance of children and some adults took on the task of navigating the course set up for racing against the obstacles and at times, a Police Explorer and yes, even some of the Police staff themselves. It was exciting to say the least.
Food was plentiful as you will see in our film production. Once again the Goffstown Rotary Club was out straight serving up Hot Dogs what seemed like in the thousands. Well maybe not, but certainly plenty of them, that is for sure. The Village Trestle was on site with some great food as well. Heck, people get hungry at these type of events, so food is always a great addition to any event. The Police Explorers were handing out huge cotton candy cones, one of the most popular sections for young ones.
We hope you enjoy our film production of this event as much as we enjoyed bringing it to our community. After-all, "If we know about it, then you should too! Please CLICK HERE for over 100 still images and feel free to share.