Installation of car seats part of National Night Out

Installation of car seats part of National Night Out

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Members of the North Providence Police Department will install free car seats for residents as part of a National Night Out event on Tuesday, Aug. 5.

The event, 5-8 p.m. at Governor Notte Park off Douglas Avenue, is designed to "strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships" and offer a fun night out, said Sgt. Diana Perez.

Car seat installations will happen in the lower parking lot of Governor Notte park. Police Officers will check children's car seats at no cost, and no citations will be issued. Residents who do not have a car seat can obtain one at no cost if they qualify. Car seats will be handed out from 5 to 7 p.m.

Admission and food at the National Night Out are free. There will be carnival games, a children's building workshop, free sling backpacks for children, a bouncy house, music, a dunk-a-cop station, advocacy and education services.

Perez said this year's National Night Out builds on the last, with more businesses participating. Shaw's, with 700 donated hot dogs, and Work Out World, with free Zumba instruction, are two of the new businesses helping out this year.

There will be inflatable bounce houses, gladiator jousting, an obstacle course, and a dunk tank. Police will be cooking food, playing music, joining children on the jousting mat and helping out in whatever ways they can.

The event is made possible by donations from local businesses and volunteers from the North Providence Neighborhood Crime Watch, North Providence Police Department, and the North Providence Youth Commission.

Residents and businesses interested in participating or donating to the event should contact Perez by calling 401-231-4533 ext. 114, or e-mailing cpu@northprovidenceri.gov.