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Sanger National Night Out

Sanger High freshman fire explorers Dorian Santana, center, and Ivy Lopez, right, passed out literature at a Sanger Fire Department booth at the Sept. 17 National Night Out event. Photos by Jon Earnest / Mid Valley Times

Annual police, fire event held Sept. 18 inside Sanger Park

Sanger’s police and fire along with other public safety organizations got a break from the late summer heat to entertain and educate the public at the annual National Night Out event at Sanger City Park on the afternoon of Sept. 17.

Sanger Police Officer Tobias Hughes sat in the tank and awaited his fate as 5-year-old Urijah Santiago of Centerville threw to the target at the “Dunk a Cop” attraction as part of activities at Sanger Park. Photos by Jon Earnest / Mid Valley Times

Attendees enjoyed three hours of safety demonstrations, fire and crime prevention tips, raffles, food, music, games, bloodmobile and other attractions.

The demonstrations included police K-9 officers, a moto demo with Motorcycle Officer Julian Rodriguez and the Sanger Uni-Rex robotics program among others.

The raffle drawings were part of the education process for many children and young people at the event. Attendees visiting five public safety booths earned a raffle ticket, and a program showing the 45 vendor booths participating listed boxes that could be marked off. Drawing for prizes were held throughout the event.

The band Unlimited Sound performed live music at the Sanger Park stage as part of the Sanger National Night Out event in the park on Sept. 17. Jon Earnest / Mid Valley Times

Sanger’s National Night Out event traditionally was held during the first week of August — in line with the national event — but after COVID-19 canceled the 2020 event and delayed the return in 2021, the event has been pushed back to the end of summer to take advantage of cooler weather.


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