On Aug. 2, 2017, Life Care Center of Puyallup, Washington, hosted its second annual National Night Out.
The facility invited neighbors, residents, family members, associates, community partners and local fire and police departments to come together in front of the facility for an evening of fun.
Around 100 attendees enjoyed a barbecue dinner and live music. The local fire and police departments brought a parade of vehicles for guests to tour, including a few police cars, a fire truck, an antique fire truck and an Incident Command vehicle.
“Having the first responders arrive with all their flashing lights is always the best part of any National Night Out party,” said Cyndi Anderson, business development director.
In Puyallup, the first responders break into three teams and visit more than 20 parties around the town.
“It is one of the first responders’ favorite nights. Around the country they are celebrated and connect with folks just for the sake of building relationships,” said Anderson.
The event was Life Care Center of Puyallup’s way of participating in National Night Out, an annual campaign that promotes neighborhood camaraderie and police-community partnerships.