Safety vehicles, K9 demonstrations, dunk booth planned at Cary Night Out tonight
Posted May 10, 2013
A little update to the Weekend Plans post with an event that I meant to include:
Cary will host its first Cary Night Out from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., tonight, at the intersection of Dry and Academy streets. The evening includes K9 demonstrations and safety vehicles to explore, along with opportunities to check out "beer goggles" and a crash simulator.
A fun zone will include a dunking booth staffed by a Cary police officer. Police and fire officials also will be on hand to talk about town safety initiatives and register residents for free home safety inspections.
Downtown Cary streets will be closed starting at 2:30 p.m. at Dry Avenue and South Academy Street. Limited access closures also will start at 2:30 p.m. at Park Street and South Academy Street.
The town recommends that people park behind the Cary Arts Center, Cary Elementary, Downtown Cary Public Library, and along Waldo and Walker streets. All roads will reopen at 9 p.m., today.
Last August, the town's annual National Night Out celebration was rained out. But Cary officials decided to move forward with this event that follows along the same theme - promoting safe neighborhoods.
“As part of the August national safety initiative, National Night Out, we encourage neighborhoods and HOAs to start planning their community safety events now,” said John Reeves, Town of Cary Community Services Officer, in a press release.
National Night Out is usually held the first Tuesday in August. If you'd like a Cary officer at your event, call 919-469-4324 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.