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National Night Out now Nov. 6 in Chino Valley
Police officials postpone event due to weather

This year’s National Night Out celebration in Chino Valley, originally set for Tuesday, has been rescheduled due to the expected inclement weather, the Chino Valley Police Department announced Monday.

The event now will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Chino Valley’s Memory Park at Palomino Road and Road 1 West.

In a release, the department assured residents the Boom Bandit will be on hand on the new date, as well as country music performer Matt Farris.

National Night Out also will offer a chance to meet local law enforcement officers; free hot dogs, chips and drinks, and vendor booths, community groups and activities for people of all ages.

The weather “can’t prevent this great event from happening it will only delay it slightly,” the release states.

In an ironic touch, the police department had decided to move its fifth annual National Night Out celebration to a later date after the event was rained out last year.

A new addition to the event this year is a driving course where people can see firsthand the dangers of driving impaired.

“We want to ensure people make smart decisions and providing examples, such as this impaired driving course, will help spread the message and hopefully keep our roads safe,” the release states.

The department’s new McGruff the Crime Dog costume is going to be unveiled too, officials said. The Chino Valley Police Foundation applied for and received a grant from APS to purchase the new costume, which will replace the old one that was more than 20 years old.

One thing the weather did not delay is the release of the police department’s lip sync video. It was released Monday, Oct. 1. Look for a link on the department’s website — — or its Facebook and Twitter pages.

For more information on National Night Out, contact CVPD Civilian Officer Marrilee Easton at 928-636-4223 ext. 2 or at

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