Oracle’s National Night Out October 5

Bonnie Goldman

Together we are making communities safer, more caring places to live. This is our nation’s 39th community building campaign, which promotes police and community partnerships. National Night Out triumphs over a culture that isolates us from each other, and it allows us to rediscover our own communities.

Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities, from all 50 states, U.S. territories, and military bases worldwide, on the first Tuesday in August. Arizona, Texas, and other select areas celebrate on the first Tuesday in October. Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts, and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits, and much, much more.

The town of Oracle is having its first independent National Night Out. It will be held at the Oracle Community Center on Oct. 5, from 4 to 8 p.m. There will be food and beverages provided by the Oracle Community Center, local police and fire department demos, games, music (some played by our very own SaddleBrooke Ranch residents), vendors, public service booths (SaddleBrooke Ranch Notary Club, Narcotics Anonymous, Sun Life Family Health, Copper Corridor Community Substance Abuse Coalition, etc.), and entertainment (come visit the ponies from Little Hooves). We are graciously being supported by Crystal Nehrmeyer, superintendent of the Oracle School District, who will encourage all school-aged children of our community and surrounding areas to attend. This event is geared towards discouraging drug and alcohol use in our children and giving them all the resources they need to make healthy choices as they go through their adolescents and young adult lives.

SaddleBrooke Ranch is an important part of Oracle, and, as we grow in size, so does the town of Oracle.

If you would like to be a volunteer, food vendor, business vendor, resource booth, or bring an activity, contact the event coordinator, Bonnie Goldman, at 520-818-3759 or [email protected] Bonnie is a resident of SaddleBrooke Ranch and a volunteer for the Community Substance Abuse Coalition and Arizona Youth Partnership, who is sponsoring the National Night Out event in the towns of the Copper Corridor: Oracle, San Manuel, Kearny, Superior, and Mammoth.

Please come join us for a fun night out and a very worthwhile event on Oct. 5, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Oracle Community Center in Oracle. For more information, visit natw.org.