BUCYRUS – The Bratwurst Festival begins on Aug. 13 but that is not the only event that is happening this month and will bring the community together. At 5 p.m. Tuesday, National Night Out will kick off across with block parties across the county.
The first National Night Out took place Aug. 7, 1984. That first year, 2.5 million Americans took part across 400 communities.
According to the National Night Out website, the annual event now involves 37.8 million people and 16,124 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide.
Local safety forces will make their way around the area to visit with area residents and talk with youth attending the parties.
Bucyrus Police Chief Dave Koepke has said that the event is a great way for neighbors to get to know each other and look out for each other’s property throughout the year.
Due to National Night Out being held on Tuesday evening, the Bucyrus City Council will meet on Monday at 7 p.m.
BULLIT TO HEADLINE FOP CONCERT- The Bucyrus Lodge 68 Fraternal Order of Police, Inc., will once again sponsor a concert in the Youth Building at the Crawford County Fairgrounds, 610 Whetstone St., at 6 p.m. on Sept. 20, featuring the band Bullit.
Bullit’s music is a mixture of classic rock from the 50s, 60s and 70s.
A Child Safety and Security Yearbook, featuring a business directory and buyers’ guide, will be distributed free of charge to all who attend. Businesses purchasing advertisements or making donations will receive complimentary tickets to the show.
Proceeds from the event will be used in support of the many youth, student and community organizations and programs the lodge sponsors and supports. Some of the projects supported by the annual event include the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, Bucyrus Little League, Bucyrus Law Enforcement Student Scholarship and Loren’s Cancer Care Endowment Fund.
The deadline for businesses wishing to advertise is September 10. Advertisements may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org, and include, “Bucyrus FOP 68″ in the e-mail subject line.
Admission tickets are $17 each; also, a family pass ticket will be available at a discount.
For more information, call the F.O.P. Campaign Office at 419-617-1049.
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