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Scenes from National Night Out in Lansing

LANSING, Ill. (August 2, 2023) – Hundreds of local residents came to Fox Pointe Tuesday night for the return of National Night Out — an annnual event designed to bring the Lansing Police Department and the Lansing public together for a night of fun and community-building.

Planned for the first Tuesday of August, National Night Out is a nationwide event to “promote police-community partnerships,” according to

In Lansing, the free event ran from 5 – 8 p.m. at Fox Pointe, and included games, food, raffle prizes, sno-cones, a magician, a dunk tank, a bounce house, and more.

Scenes from National Night Out 2023

Football was one of the many activities available at National Night Out. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
Sno-cones proved a popular treat in the August heat. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
The Keys family were all smiles at Fox Pointe on Tuesday. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
Young throwers had a chance to dunk Lansing’s finest with an accurate throw. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
Lansing Police Chief Al Phillips (right) thanked the community, sponsors, and other involved in National Night Out, especially Sergeant Dana Tatgenhorst (left), for planning the event. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
A train for kids made its way around the Fox Pointe venue. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
Delilah got her face painted at National Night Out on Tuesday. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
Detective and District 215 School Resource Officer Kiara Bogan and many of her LPD colleagues came out to enjoy the evening with the community. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
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Hot dogs were the fare for the evening, supplied by smiling LPD volunteers. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
A McDonald’s tent invited people to spin a wheel for a prize. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
Mia Rose from Dollar Tree paused for a photo at National Night Out. Dollar Tree was a sponsor of the event. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
Mayor Patty Eidam greeted guests and distributed raffle tickets. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
Isaac and Candice Hubbert and their kids were walking in town when they happened upon National Night Out. “It’s a great event,” Isaac said. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
Officer Mason (right) demonstrates the narcotic-sniffing ability of K-9 Officer Luna, while Officer Catron and K-9 Officer Pixie wait their turn. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
K-9 Officer Luna made many new friends on Tuesday night. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
Super Teci’s family and supporters were at National Night Out to raise money for Teci’s medical treatment. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
Magician Joe Bennett entertained audiences with his folksy humor and magic tricks. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
Hundreds came to Fox Pointe throughout Tuesday night for National Night Out 2023. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)

Fox Pointe is located at 18138 Henry Street in Lansing. More information about the Lansing Police Department can be found in The Lansing Journal’s Police and Fire category and online at the LPD’s website.

Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.


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