Every year, the Puyallup Tribe participates in National Night Out, a nice evening to look forward to each summer at the Tribal Administration building parking lot. For more than 20 years and counting, the Tribe’s Community Family Services has hosted NNO. In addition to helping build neighborhood camaraderie and safety, NNO also promotes police and community partnerships, and that’s where NNO event partners Puyallup Tribal Police and Riverside Fire Department come in, as they attend each year for a pleasant evening with their own neighbors and friends.
Participating this year were Community Family Services, Flames of Recovery, The Needle Exchange, TERO, Children’s Services, Community Domestic Violence Advocacy Program,
Little Wild Wolves Youth Community Center, Child Support Enforcement, Kwawachee and Puyallup Housing Authority.
Starting at 5 p.m., families start bringing their children to enjoy everything together: bounce houses, face painting and temporary tattoos, snow cones, hamburgers and more.
Out among the informational tables, staff representing the participating tribal programs listed above gave out information and met people, while on the other side of the parking lot, Puyallup Tribal Police officers and Riverside Fire Department first responders displayed their trucks and equipment for visitors to touch and see up close and personal.