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Downey celebrating National Night Out

DOWNEY – The city of Downey will celebrate for National Night Out this Tuesday, Aug. 6, a unique community event designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local crime prevention programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.

Downey’s event is from 5:30-9 p.m. in the civic center and will promote community awareness and wellness by educating the community about crime prevention, health and community resources.

It also features free food, drinks, children’s activities, community information booths and family fun.

The event will also include:

City Hall Tours — Mayor Mario Guerra and staff will lead tours at 6:30 p.m. and 7:10 p.m.

Healthy Downey Walk Against Crime — A community walk through the downtown area begins in front of City Hall at 7:30 p.m. and ends in the civic center at about 8 p.m.

Healthy Lifestyle Information — Healthy Downey partners will provide health and wellness information. Health Net will conduct free body fat screenings.

Child ID & Fingerprinting — Child I.D. cards will be printed for parents, free of charge. The ID cards feature a photo, fingerprints and emergency contact information.

Gardening Workshop — Home Depot and Bonnie’s Plants have sponsored a healthy-living themed workshop where kids will build their own planting box and take home a Bonnie plant for free.

Kids Bicycle Skills Workshop — Certified cycling instructors, the Downey Police Department’s bicycle team and the Downey Bicycle Coalition will teach essential bicycle and pedestrian safety skills. Children are encouraged to bring their bicycles and helmets. The Downey Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Program is sponsoring helmet giveaways and additional children activities.

All activities will take place in the Civic Center outside City Hall.

For questions or more information, contact Jane Guzman at (562) 904-2374 or

Published: Aug. 1, 2013 – Volume 12 – Issue 16

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