Annual event going strong since 2013
National Night Out in Douglass has been going strong since 2013. The event is observed annually on the first Tuesday in August and is a community police awareness-raising event.
“The City of Douglass and residents are instrumential in making this happen. It’s a great way to come out and get to know their neighbors,” said Butler County Sheriff Kelly Herzet, “It’s important to watch out for each other. We do that in Butler County and it’s obvious that Douglass is a community that cares.”
DARE Officer Braden Moore and the DARE car were at the event, along with Butler County Sheriff Kelly Herzet and Deputy Tom Gresham. Members of the Butler County Animal Response Team (BuCART) and their disaster trailer were on site to help share information on the safety, survival and welfare of any animal affected by natural and man-made disasters in our area. Fred the Preparedness Dog, mascot for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, also made a return visit to the event.
A free hot dog dinner, prepared again by the generous members of the Douglass United Methodist Church. Residents also enjoyed a free swim at the Douglass City Swimming Pool.