Bret Harte residents gather for National Night Out

Residents of San Rafael's Bret Harte neighborhood got together in their local park Tuesday night for the National Night Out event.

National Night Out in the Bret Harte neighborhood

Residents of the Bret Harte neighborhood in San Rafael gathered in their local park Tuesday night for National Night Out.

This was the 30th annual National Night Out, a community-police partnership event that encourages residents to meet their neighbors and to participate in neighborhood watch programs.

Bret Harte neighbors brought food for a potluck dinner. The event had a good turnout which also saw police officers visit, two were with the CSI program and brought their truck. There was also a K9 officer who brought along the first police dog in the city for several years.

As more neighbors came by so did a San Rafael fire truck. Firemen and police officers handed out plastic police and fire helmets to children and let the kids sit in the fire truck.

Another special visitor of the night was City Councilman Damon Connolly who met residents.

The event brought neighbors together where one of the items discussed was the Labor Day community yard sale and picnic next month.

   More photos from this and other San Rafael events can be seen on Rem's blog at https://remsnews.wordpress.com/2013/08/07/bret-harte-gets-together-for-national-night-out/

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