National Night Out Sees Large Crowds


Story by Darrell Spells

The first combined National Night Out was held on Tuesday, October 3rd at Bell Park in Greenwood. To say it was a success, is an understatement.

The rain didn’t stop the large crowds of continuous people coming in, as they were all treated with free food, music, activities, treats, and a demonstration of the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office Swat team and K9.

Hosted by the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office, Greenwood PD, and Hackett PD, the event allowed families to interact with officers and view various equipment of different departments. Children were especially inquisitive, interested and enjoyed spending time with the people who protect us all, and are the first to come to our need, without question.

Numerous door prizes were given away including a bicycle , shirts, a grill,  and toys. The agencies involved wish to thank all the sponsors who made this a successful event.

SCSO walked kids on horseback around a short trail in the park. The wait was quite long, at times.

An ARGO ATV was on hand to give rides around the park also.

Painted faces of children were abundant at the NNO.

Thank you Greenwood Fire Dept.

Thank you, Greenwood Police Dept.

Thank you, Sebastian Co. Shereiffs Dept, and Hackett Police Dept.

Hackett Police Chief, Darrell Spells had a moment with a Storm Trooper who was on hand to visit with children.

SCSO SWAT Team talked to attendees about their role, and function in the community. Great to see you all!

SCSO can rescue, and protect from the water as well.

Old Glory proudly flies high above the park and was the focal point of all who attended. God Bless America!

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