National Night Out is Aug. 7
Stryder Somers (in black uniform) prepares to break a board in half with his foot by first leaping over a classmate. Students from Dixons Taekwondo demonstrated self-defense techniques at the National Night Out held at Schofield Barracks, Aug. 2, 2011.

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS -- Residents can celebrate Annual National Night Out with Island Palm Communities, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii and the Directorate of Emergency Services, 4-7 p.m, Aug. 7, at IPC's Kalakaua Community Center.

National Night Out has been held across the country for 29 years to heighten safety awareness and promote police-community partnerships. The observance helps to prevent crime and brings communities together.

Dozens of exciting demonstrations will offer families a fun learning experience that will teach them about the importance of safety.

The fun begins at 4 p.m. with a parade around the Kalakaua Community Center. A keiki ID booth will be open to fingerprint and take photos of children, and demonstrations will be presented by Federal Firefighters, Military Police, a Special Reaction Team, a K-9 Unit and the DES-South Bike Patrol.

Kids also can look forward to face painting, glitter tattoos, a bouncy house and balloon twisting, as well as meet McGruff the Crime Dog and Eddie the Eagle.

Parents can pick-up great tips on ocean and swimming pool safety, how to keep a safe home and how they can help prevent crime with the DES Neighborhood Watch and iWatch programs.

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