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McHenry Co. agencies unite for National Night Out

WONDER LAKE – The McHenry County Conservation District, McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and the Wonder Lake Fire Department will team up to present National Night Out Against Crime on Aug. 7.

The event will run from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Harrison Benwell Conservation Area, 7055 McCullom Lake Road, Wonder Lake, to promote crime prevention and safety programs, while strengthening police-community partnerships and encouraging neighborhood camaraderie. All residents of McHenry County are invited to stop by for complimentary food, beverages and activities. Booths will include information about child passenger safety and Project S.W.E.E.P.

Police and fire equipment also will be on display. Special demonstrations are scheduled, including extrication at 5:30 and 6:50 p.m. by Wonder Lake Fire Department; precision riding motorcycle demos at 5:50 and 7:10 p.m. by the McHenry County Conservation District Police; and a police K-9 demonstration at 6:10 p.m. by McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.

National Night Out is celebrated annually on the first Tuesday of August. “America’s Night Against Crime” began in 1984 and is celebrated in all 50 states. 

For information, check for event updates at the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page or the conservation district’s website, www.mccdistrict.org, or by calling 815-338-2144.

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