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Multiple Gatherings Mark 2022 National Night Out

National Night Out, an annual community building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie will return Tuesday, Aug. 2 in five local neighborhoods.

Recently, members of the Oakdale City Council recognized the five local NNO captains as vital to the success of the event as they take on the lion’s share of coordinating the fun night in keeping with the national and local vision for the campaign.

This year’s local neighborhood captains are as follows: California and Laurel: Randy and Lynn Reeves; Golden Empire Apartments: Kathy Waterman; Tesoro: Linda King, Cindy McGehee and Debbie Savage; Bridle Ridge: Jerry Freitas and Cathy Coito; School and Olive: Kevin McDonald.

A formal announcement about the Aug. 2 festivities released by the Oakdale Police Department indicated that “National Night Out involves over 38 million people and more than 16,000 communities” across all 50 states.

In Oakdale, the official National Night Out kick-off will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Eric Medlen Park, in the Bridle Ridge neighborhood.

“Local government leaders and public safety personnel will attend the kick-off event and then head out to the other four block parties throughout the city from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.,” the department announcement stated.

According to the National Night Out website, 327 California cities will participate in this year’s event as neighborhoods throughout the state host block parties, festivals, cookouts and other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, and visits from emergency personnel.