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Richmond to hold National Night Out event Saturday

RICHMOND – The village of Richmond is planning a community event designed around the National Night Out campaign.

The family-friendly event will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday outside Richmond-Burton Community High School, 8311 Route 31.

The event is centered around building community relations with residents and first responders, including police officers, firefighters and paramedics.

“We are committed to improving community relationships and bringing value to our residents, as well as inviting surrounding communities to check out the benefits of Richmond,” Village President Craig Kunz said.

A parade will kick off the event. Family activities, free food and a Flight for Life landing will be featured as well.

The event is free and open to the public.

Donations to the local food pantry are encouraged, and nonperishable food and toiletry items will be accepted on site.

“I am committed to community involvement and promoting a safe, friendly environment for this area,” Richmond Police Chief Ciro Cetrangolo said. “This event is a step in that direction in increasing the dialogue between our community and, of course, having some fun together.”

National Night Out is an annual event that takes place across the U.S., U.S territories and military bases worldwide in August.

Its focus is to bring the community together with police, firefighters and other first responders in the community.

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