Free Food, Entertainment, Ice Cream, Movie and a Swim

National Night Out and the traditional Lamar Chamber of Commerce Ice Cream Social will be held on the east side of Willow Creek Park between the kiva and the playground on Tuesday, August 1st.

Lamar Police Officer, Cory Forgue has been working to compile a number of events for family fun for that night including free hamburgers and hot dogs and the Lamar Chamber of Commerce board membership has been busy freezing gallons of homemade ice cream for the August event.

Servings begin at 5:30, followed by a free swim in the Lamar Pool from 7pm to 9pm, local musician, Rhett Uhland will perform between 7pm and 8:45p at the Kiva fire pit and folks can stick around for the free family movie that starts at 9pm. Forgue said other attractions include the climbing wall from Kiowa County, s’mores will be available from the Kiva and Big Timbers Alliance is supplying lots of ice cold watermelon and Big R is supplying popcorn.  “They’re also handing out tickets for a prize drawing of a bug zapper that night,” Forgue explained.

The Lamar Fire Department and Ambulance Service, the Prowers County Sheriff’s Deputies, Colorado State Patrol and Lamar Police Department will have tables set up and handouts and give-away items will be distributed.  “We’re going to have a dunk tank set up, lots of fun yard games and we may be able to have the city’s K9 on hand to demonstrate take down situations,” he said.

Forgue, the local SRO, organized a lot of activities for last year and helped gather many of the contributing sponsors for food items as well as cash donations. “I worked with Colleen Saldana, the Chief’s secretary on coordinating a lot of this.  We want to be able to bring something new and different to the event each year so people will come out and be able to interact with the town’s law departments.  That kind of cooperation is very important to us and helps the community,” he explained.

By Russ Baldwin


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