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Local non profit organizations along with Big Rapids Police officers and firefighters are gearing up for it's 14th annual National Night Out event, August 1st from 6-9pm.


Along free food and games for kids, there will be new additions like magician performances and Cran-Hill Ranch is bring its bounce house and rock climbing wall.


The event is a way for the community to interact with local law enforcement officers to be more comfortable with them. 


Event Coordinator/ DPS officer Ryan Myers says he looks forward to the event every year.


"This event is special for me cause I have my own kids who go to it and enjoy all the activities that are available," Myers said.  


Dial-A-Ride is  offering free rides to and from the event, running on a continuous loop. A shuttle will pick up and drop people off at College Park apartments by the mailboxes, the Evergreen Community Building, the Ryan Creek Apartments office, the Parkview Village Housing Office and the Appleridge Apartments Office.


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