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Sunnyside Police are calling all super heroes for Aug. 3 event

Fly, drive, run or skip to the Sunnyside Police Department's National Night Out wrap-up event to be held on Wednesday, Aug. 3.

The Sunnyside Police Department is looking for all super heroes who believe in Sunnyside. They are urged to be at Central Park Aug. 3.

"We are excited to be collaborating with HAPO Community Credit Union and the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce to bring Sunnyside an awesome family event," said Public Information Officer Charlotte Hinderlider.

The event will feature a superhero decor, barbecued "super" hot dogs, super hero sundaes, face painting, a performance by Recess Monkey and a "Believe in Sunnyside" theme.

Recess Monkey is a nationally renowned children's band from Seattle who performed in Sunnyside last year to rave reviews from children and parents. Their most recent album, "Flying," was released earlier this year and has received excellent reviews, according to Hinderlider.

A sidewalk chalk art contest will be separated into three age categories. The theme for the contest is "Believe in Sunnyside" and children are encouraged to depict ways they can be a super hero and change the city of Sunnyside for the better. The contest will be judged by various community members and prizes will be awarded to the top two winners in each category.

Parents can sign up their children for the event by contacting Hinderlider at 509-837-2120 or by emailing chinderlider@ci.sunnyside.wa.us. There are only 25 spots available in each age group, so parents are urged to call or email early.

"This is a unique opportunity for the Sunnyside Police Department, HAPO Community Credit Union and the

Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce to work together to bring an amazing free, family event to the citizens of the City of Sunnyside," said Hinderlider.

She said the event is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. It will end at 8 p.m.

"Believe in Sunnyside" is being held in cooperation with Sunnyside's annual National Night Out event.

National Night Out block parties will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at various locations throughout the City of Sunnyside.

"The Sunnyside Police Department's interest in associating ourselves with the National Association of Town Watch is to accomplish four broad goals: 1) heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; 2) generate support for and participation in, local anticrime programs; 3) strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; 4) send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back," said Hinderlider.

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