Ben Buenzow, State Farm Agent in Urbandale, helped start the Urbandale National Night Out event along with the Urbandale Police Department in 2009. This year will celebrate 9 years of partnership and it has grown every year since.
The event is a community-wide crime prevention event that focuses on engagement between local police, EMTs, and fire personnel. There are various activities and attractions for both children and adults, with children’s enjoyment and participation being the main objective. In year’s past, children have particularly loved the canine demonstrations, cop dunk tank, photo booth, balloon animals, bounce house, and appearances by various superheroes! These attractions will be present again this year, as well a drop-in from Life Flight and countless other attractions. My Agency donates 300 FREE bike helmets for kids while we have representatives from the Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa there to properly fit the helmets. There will also be a drawing to win a girls and boys bike. There will be free food along with numerous giveaways and toys from sponsors. This is a great opportunity for kids to be able to engage with officers in a fun environment while also participating in an event that is important to the community.
The date of the event is Tuesday August 1, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Urbandale Police Department. Please visit the Urbandale National Night Out Facebook page for additional information or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you there!