Neighborhood Council Valley Village hosted its eighth Neighborhood Watch Night Out event at Valley Village Park tonight.
It was hot and muggy by our standards, but my friends and family on the east coast would have thought it was fall. About eighty people attended and enjoyed servings of chicken wings, watermelon and salad, along with homemade desserts.
Our thanks to the LAPD and LAFD for attending. Special thanks to the LAPD cadets who helped set up. They have assisted at many of NCVV’s outdoor events.
I had a chance to learn a little about the cadet program from the North Hollywood Police Station cadet supervisor. Cadets ‘ activities are coordinated with a local college, allowing the young men and women the opportunity to earn credit towards completion of an associates degree. One young man hopes to enter the Marines’ Platoon Leaders Class from where he has his sights set on a military police assignment.
Councilman Paul Krekorian was there and awarded recognition medals on behalf of NCVV to North Hollywood officers.
The LAPD brought the squad car used in the Adam 12 television series.
Entertainment was provided by Jimmy Dale, who also appeared at last year’s event.