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Posted on: July 22, 2016

[ARCHIVED] National Night Out, Touch-a-Truck Event to Take Place Tuesday, Aug. 2

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Public Library (ELPL) and East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) are once again partnering to host East Lansing’s National Night Out, Touch-a-Truck event on Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 6-8 p.m. at ELPL, 950 Abbot Road.

This popular annual event offers free fun for the entire family, while promoting community safety and awareness. The event will feature interaction with local police officers and firefighters, children’s activities, a visit from Sparty* from 6-7 p.m., popcorn, cotton candy and plenty of vehicles for children to explore. Children can explore police vehicles from the ELPD; a fire engine and ambulance from the East Lansing Fire Department; a recycling truck, multi-pack refuse truck and dump truck from the East Lansing Department of Public Works; a CATA bus and trolley; a tow truck from H&H Mobil and more. Members of the ELPD K9 Unit will also be there to visit with young animal lovers.

The library and parking lot will close at 5 p.m. to prepare for this all-ages community celebration. Parking for the event will be available at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road.

*Sparty’s visit is weather permitting. If it’s too hot, his visit may be canceled.

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