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2023 National Night Out events planned across Citrus Heights

File photo, Kathy Morris, right, stands near a table set up at C-Bar-C Park, for National Night Out in 2022. // M. Hazlip

By Sara Beth Williams–
Local neighborhood associations and organizations in Citrus Heights are gearing up for National Night Out this year with plans for various events around the city on August 1.

Citrus Heights Police Department CSO Larissa Aguilar coordinates National Night Out events and reported to The Sentinel that there are 10 locations throughout Citrus Heights that registered National Night Out events this year. The number of registered events increased by two, with eight locations reported in 2022.

“National Night is an amazing evening in Citrus Heights that provides a chance for neighbors and law enforcement to come together to celebrate our shared commitment to making communities safe,” said Aguilar.

One of the largest events held each year will be at C-Bar-C Park and is open to the public. The event is hosted by CHASEN Neighborhood Areas 7-8-9, with festivities slated to begin at 6 p.m., at 8275 Oak Ave.

This year’s event will feature free food and drinks, including hamburgers, hot dogs, snow cones and cotton candy, an event flier says. Several activities will be available for kids and families, including a balloon twister, face painter, an inflatable slide, a fire engine, volleyball, and corn hole. The Citrus Heights Community Marching Band will also be playing live music during the event.

Trinity Missionary Baptist Church in Citrus Heights is also hosting a National Night Out event from 6-9 p.m. on Aug. 1, according to the church’s Facebook page. The event will include games, refreshments, and a visit from Citrus Heights Police Department officers. Trinity Missionary Baptist Church is located at 7697 Sycamore Drive in Citrus Heights.

Woodmore Oaks Neighborhood Watch will also host their 33rd Annual National Night Out Fun Night event on Woodmore Oaks Drive. County Supervisor Sue Frost, Metro Fire, Sacramento County Sheriff, and members of the CHPD will be in attendance, according to an email to The Sentinel from organizer Tom DiGiacomo.

Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 1 and will include food, music, children’s games, a bounce house, and balloon twister. The National Night Out Fun Night takes place at 6840 Woodmore Oaks Drive.

National Night Out is an annual event that began in 1984 and occurs on the first Tuesday in August. The national campaign was instituted to help foster a positive sense of community and togetherness between neighbors and law enforcement. More information can be found at

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