It’s National Night Out

National Night Out

National Night Out Returns to Gig Harbor Aug. 6

The weather is looking perfect for the Gig Harbor Police Department’s National Night Out this week. The annual community block party is taking place alongside the Funaddicts playing for this Tuesday’s Summer Sounds at Skansie concert in the park.

On Aug. 6 the community of Gig Harbor is invited to come together along Harborview Drive in downtown Gig Harbor and join thousands of communities gathering nationwide for National Night Out.

It all starts at 5 p.m. Come be part of this fun evening with free hot dogs, root beer floats, kids activities, public safety exhibits and military displays. Live music by the Funaddicts begins at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy a stroll down memory lane with this boisterous bunch of musicians performing songs from Glenn Miller to Bruno Mars.

The Funaddicts Perform Summer Sounds on National Night Out

National Night Out music

The Funaddicts

“We are a high-energy dance band that performs golden oldies to contemporary hits and everything in between,” the group says in their promotional material. “The nostalgia is heart-warming, energy infectious and their presentation reminds us that it’s never too late to feel young at heart. Bring your hottest dance moves!”

National Night Out musicThis fun, free, community-wide event from 5 to 8 p.m. will include free food, military and law enforcement displays, a Home Depot Root Beer Garden and many other fun activities for the whole family.

Please noteHarborview Drive will be closed from Pioneer Way to Rosedale Street from 3 to 8 p.m. Chairs for the concert may be placed after 1 p.m. in Skansie Brothers Park, 3207 Harborview Drive.

National Night Out is a community-wide block party designed to heighten crime prevention awareness and is an enjoyable means to promote neighborhood spirit and build police-community partnerships. National Night Out is held in over 38 million neighborhoods representing 16,000 communities nationwide.

It is a chance for the public to interact with officers from the Gig Harbor Police Department, says Police Chief Kelly Busey.

“The officers have the chance to interact face-to-face with the citizens a lot more informally,” he told the Peninsula Gateway. “This is absolutely a family event.”

This local event is hosted by the City of Gig Harbor Police Department and sponsored by: The Jaycox-Gig Harbor Police Benevolent Fund, Gig Harbor Fire and Medic 1, Fred Meyer, Target, Home Depot, Wilco Farm Stores, Costco Wholesale and the Gig Harbor Kiwanis.

For more information contact Officer Adam Blodgett of the Gig Harbor Police Department at (253) 853-2428.

– Photos courtesy of the Gig Harbor Police Department; video by Chance Busey, assistant marketing director at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard

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