SALEM — Deputy Chief Joel Dolan and members of the Salem Police Department are pleased to invite the public to attend their National Night Out event next week.
Tuesday, Aug. 6, 6-9 p.m.
Salem Police Department, 9 Veterans Memorial Parkway
Held each year on the first Tuesday in August, National Night Out is a nationwide campaign designed to strengthen the relationship between public safety officials and the residents they serve in order to foster partnerships and make communities safer.
National Night Out is family-friendly and free to attend. Members of both the Salem Police and Fire Departments will be present.
Various emergency vehicles, a tow truck, luxury cars and a funny car will be on display at the event. The Salem Fire Department will also be bringing their smoke house to the event, a mobile trailer designed to teach fire safety to children.
Demonstrations will be given at the event by the Salem Police Department’s K-9 unit, motorcycle unit and taser instructors.
The Southern New Hampshire Special Operations Unit will be present, and the New Hampshire Police Association (NHPA) Pipes and Drums are scheduled to perform.
Salem Police Officer Joseph DeFeudis will be pedaling on a stationary bike for the entire, three hour long event in an effort to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He will be representing the Team in Training in the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii this October, and has run the Boston Marathon twice. Officer DeFeudis has continued his fundraising efforts in memory of his late mother.
The event will also feature a dunk tank, giveaways, the Canobie Lake Park Fun Squad and characters, raffles, petting zoo, bouncy house, face painting, photo booth, a DJ and food including pizza, popcorn, gelato and more.
Numerous local businesses and organizations have partnered with the Salem Police Department, volunteered and donated in support of the event, including: Jill & Co., Sodexo, Grand Rental Station (Plaistow), Canobie Lake Park, Platinum Protection, Salem Co-Op Bank, Target, Market Basket, Salem Animal Control Officer Corie Bliss, Tuscan Market and Tuscan Kitchen Owner and Founder Joe Faro, RGA Tire and Auto Repair, Heavenly Donuts, Romano’s, Salem House, Stachey’s, Granfanallys, Suppas, city resident Steve Dardas, Boys & Girls Club, St. Joe’s Parish, Dave’s Septic, city resident Mark Bernard, Salem Department of Public Works, The Party Fun, BJ’s, Haven, Well Sense, McDonalds, State Farm, Digital Credit Union, Premier Mortgage Lending, city resident Garrett Malloy, Chili’s and Get Down Tonight.