Agencies team up for National Night Out event

WONDER LAKE – The McHenry County Conservation District, McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and the Wonder Lake Fire Departments will team up Tuesday to celebrate the 30th anniversary of National Night Out Against Crime.

The joint celebration will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Harrison Benwell Conservation Area, 7055 McCullom Lake Road, Wonder Lake.

It aims to promote crime prevention and safety programs, while strengthening police-community partnerships and encouraging neighborhood camaraderie.

All communities of McHenry County are invited to stop by for complimentary food and beverages and enjoy the ongoing activities.

Information booths include child passenger safety information and Project S.W.E.E.P. Police and fire equipment also will be on display.

Special demonstrations are scheduled throughout the evening: Extrication at 5:30 p.m. and 6:50 p.m. by Wonder Lake Fire Department; Precision Riding Motorcycle Demo at 5:50 p.m. and 7:10 p.m. by McHenry County Conservation District Police; and a police K9 demonstration at 6:10 p.m. by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.

Check for event updates on the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page or the conservation district’s website at www.MCCDistrict.org or by calling 815-338-2144.