National Night Out!
Community Block Party!
Across the nation, there is an abundance of caution to keep everyone safe. All National Night Out events across the nation have a new tentative date. The Board of Directors and the NNO Planning Committee have decided to postpone National Night Out to October 6, 2020. Should Covid-19 conditions endanger this new date, we will cancel the event for 2020. Please check back here for further updates.
This Family Event Was Great!
The event was a HUGE success. If you were there, you were part of the first annual event of this kind for our community. Coming together as a community is what makes us stronger. This event did that.
If you missed it, well you missed a fun evening. But there is next year for you to become part of the community celebration.
If you were there, we hope you had a good time, enjoyed the great food and learned a little something along the way.
Part of being a community is sharing the good times and knowing your neighbors.
This was our first annual event, so keep in touch, there is more to come.
All Across America, National Night Out is a community-building campaign that promotes strong police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live and work. Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states on the first Tuesday each August.
WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER
The Echo Lake Community Group is working to help make our community safer and a more caring place to live. Our mission includes building trust among rural neighbors who often do not know each other. Our community, however, may be totally isolated from main highways and roads and forced to rely only upon one another in a major natural disaster, such as a devastating earthquake. As a part of the rural community-building effort here, a team of local volunteer leaders produced a meet-your-neighbor celebration for National Night Out .
At our first annual community-wide event we had:
- 270 Neighbors Participated
- 50+ First Responder Volunteers
- 265 pounds of non-perishable food donated
- 25 pounds of garden produce donated
- 250 water bottles donated
- 16 bags of ice donated
- Best of Both Worlds Food Truck
- FREE Ice Cream - 108 people served
- Tomahawk Ridge - LIVE music
- 3 baskets for kids including a Night in a Tree-house with a Fred Rogers theme
- 3 adult baskets with an emergency preparedness theme
- 20 door prizes of $20 each for The Marketplace at Echo Falls
- And a raffle for a gift basket with a Monroe High School "Bearcat" theme
- Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department
- Fire District #7 brought one of their fire trucks and four firemen
- Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management Communications Vehicle
- Local emergency communication demonstrations
- There were games for kids and the young of heart
- Echo/Lost Lake community information
- Map Your Neighborhood
- Emergency Planning for families and vehicle 'Go Kits'
- Snohomish County Public Works & Adopt-A-Stream
- Fish & Wildlife Information (You need to see this...)
- Monroe Public Schools Foundation / Emergency Needs
- Community Offerings