From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, the city of Highland will host the National Night Out celebration, in the large room at the Highland Police Station.
It's not a brand new building, but it still has a feeling and look of newness, a credit to our community.
This special "Night Out" offers tables of information and flyers about how to be a neighborhood block captain, chats with Deputies Romstad, Campos and Lopez, about quality of life issues.
An NPR commentator reported recently on the increasing suicides among the elderly population, which may be a concern for Highland's citizens.
Deputy Kasisb, will talk about traffic control, Officer Anderson is knowledgeable about probation issues, CalFire is sending representatives, and the City Counsel, Mayor Penny Lilburn, city hall staff will be there to talk about public works, community development and volunteer service opportunities.
The first 200 guests will receive a free hot dog! And, speaking of hot dogs, on Aug. 7, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., you can purchase two hot dogs, chips and a drink for $6. It's a fundraiser to benefit the Highland Police Station Fund. I can attest to the fact that they really know how to grill those wieners!
When I was new to Highland about three years ago, I began writing for Editor Charlie Roberts, joined a local church, became active in the community. You might want to join the COPs, serve in HIT (Highland Improvement Team) or the Blood Drive Committee.
Do you like to sing? Prime Time Choraliers might be your thing. There's lots to do and you are needed in all these activities.
The National Night Out Resource Fair is the community's partnership for you to find out information, perhaps your niche. Come on out 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the Police Station, 26885 Base Line. COPs, explorers and deputies will be delighted to greet you.