Oracle’s National Night Out Is August 5

Together we are making communities safer, more caring places to live. This is our nation’s 40th community building campaign that promotes police community partnerships. National Night Out triumphs over a culture that isolates us from each other and allows us to rediscover our own communities.

Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August (Texas, Arizona, and other select areas celebrate on other days). Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts, and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits, and much more.

The town of Oracle is having its second independent National Night Out. It will be held at the Oracle Community Center on Aug. 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. There will be food and beverages provided by the Oracle Community Center, local police and fire department demonstrations, games, music (some of whom are our very own SBR residents), vendors, public service booths (SaddleBrooke Ranch Rotary Club, Narcotics Anonymous, Sun Life Family Health, Copper Corridor Community Substance Abuse Coalition, and more.), and entertainment (come visit the ponies from Little Hooves!).

We are graciously being supported by Crystle Nehrmeyer, superintendent of the Oracle School District, who will encourage all school-age children of our community and surrounding areas to attend. This event is geared toward discouraging drug and alcohol use in our children and giving them all the resources they need to make healthy choices as they go through their adolescent and young adult lives.

SaddleBrooke Ranch is an important part of Oracle, and as we grow in size will provide more need for the town’s resources. As we grow, so does the town of Oracle.

If you would like to be a volunteer, food vendor, business vendor, resource booth, or bring an activity, contact event coordinator Bonnie Goldman at 520-818-3759 or [email protected] Bonnie is a resident of SaddleBrooke Ranch and a volunteer of the Community Substance Abuse Coalition and Arizona Youth Partnership who is sponsoring the National Night Out event in the towns of the Copper Corridor: Oracle, San Manuel, Kearny, Superior, and Mammoth.

Please come and join us for a fun night out and very worthwhile event Aug. 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Oracle Community Center in Oracle. For more information about National Night Out, go to www.natw.org.