National Night Out in Lilburn City Park
August 2, 2016 6-8:30 PM
“In the seven years that the Lilburn Police Department has hosted National Night Out, the upcoming event on Aug. 2 may be the most important one yet,” said Police Chief Bruce Hedley.
“This event is meant to break down walls and build positive relationships between police officers and the public. Our country and our community need National Night Out right now,” Chief Hedley said. “We look forward to having a fun night in Lilburn City Park with the residents that we serve.”
National Night Out offers plenty of opportunities for the public to interact with law enforcement personnel. There will be field-day games with Lilburn police officers, a chance to check out the cockpit of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources helicopter, demonstrations by the Lawrenceville Police Department’s K-9, and more. Also, tethered hot air balloon rides will be available for a small fee. All other activities and food are free.
The Georgia Law Enforcement Memorial Wall will be a focal point of the event. The wall travels around the state to commemorate the nearly 700 Georgia law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
Lilburn’s 2015 National Night Out was awarded 27th place out of 220 similarly-sized cities nationwide by the National Association of Town Watch, which heads up the event on the first Tuesday of August across the U.S. and Canada. The event is organized locally by the Lilburn Police Department and SafetySmart Lilburn Inc.
National Night Out in Lilburn
Tuesday, Aug. 2
6 to 8:30 p.m.
Lilburn City Park, 76 Main St., Lilburn, GA 30047
Activities: (all food and activities are free, except the hot air balloon rides)
• Georgia Law Enforcement Memorial Wall
(sponsored by Statewide Wrecker Service)
•Tethered hot air balloon rides ($10 adults, $5 kids) •K-9 demonstration (at 8 p.m.) – Lawrenceville Police Department •Helicopters – Georgia Department of Natural Resources
and Georgia State Patrol
•Bomb Squad vehicle and robots – Gwinnett Police Department •Smokehouse and fire engine – Gwinnett Fire & Emergency Services •CHild Identification Program (CHIP) – Freemasons of Georgia •A variety of patrol vehicles from various agencies •Field games with Lilburn police officers •Selfies with the Police Chief •Drunk goggles obstacle course •Health clinic •Free food samples from local restaurants •Sidewalk Chalk – "What is Safety?" Chalk Drawings •Anti-bullying •Puppet Show – Gwinnett County Schools Transportation •Tire and Road Safety •Cell Phone Safety •Emergency Preparedness •County and City Code Compliance Information
Additional community resource information