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Community - August 15, 2018

A night out in the community

Families, canines and public safety folks gathered together in various Menlo Park locations on Aug. 7 for National Night Out, an annual event held to bring neighborhoods together and help residents get to know local police and fire personnel.

Roving photographer and Menlo Park resident Robert Most captured images from the events held in the Belle Haven neighborhood and in Willow Oaks Park. Other Menlo Park events were held at Little House and on the 700 block of Nash Avenue.

For its fifth annual National Night Out, Atherton hosted an event in Holbrook-Palmer Park to build community, meet safety officers, and generally have fun. There was music of all kinds and food galore including popcorn, snow cones, and cotton candy. There were also bouncy houses and face painting.

Later in the evening, a California Highway Patrol helicopter landed, and attendees were allowed to take pictures and sit in the aircraft.

Fiona Lempres, a fourth-grader at Sacred Heart Schools Lower School in Atherton, contributed to this report. Her mother, Stephanie Lempres, took photos at the Atherton event.

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