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National Night Out Family Fun Day planned in Payson

Payson’s Fifth Annual National Night Out Family Fun Day will be from noon to 8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 4 at Green Valley Park. National Night Out will be observed around the community from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 7.

The Family Fun Day is hosted by the Payson Police Department and will include lots of activities; live music by Junction 87, The Hot Cappuccinos, Landon Shill and Team EXYO; refreshments will be available for purchase; and information offered by the Gila Family Advocacy Center, Community Bridges, AZ Youth Partnership, Meth Coalition and CASA. Also on hand will be representatives from the Arizona Departments of Public Safety and Game and Fish, the Gila County Sheriff’s Office, Globe Fire Department and the U.S. Forest Service. A highlight of the event will be a Police vs. Fire Raft Race.

The actual National Night Out will feature block parties and neighborhood gatherings.

Contact Kim Becker at Payson P.D., (928) 474-5242, ext. 209 or e-mail kbecker@paysonaz.gov to arrange for a police officer to come visit your event. For help in organizing a National Night Out for you and your neighbors, visit www.nationalnightout.org.

Free breakfast

There will be a free pancake and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 4 at Payson Care Center, 107 E. Lone Pine Dr. Guests will get a chance to Talk to the Doc, Dr. Terry Rousseau and receive free emergency information provided by the Payson Fire Department to include in the Vials for Life. Donations for the upcoming Alzheimer’s walk will be accepted at the breakfast.

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