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Waterville Valley Participates in National Night Out

August 10, 2018

On Tuesday evening, Aug. 7, Waterville Valley’s Department of Public Safety partnered with their public safety colleagues from Campton and Thornton to host the first ever local National Night Out at the Sugar Shack campground in Thornton.

National Night Out is a nationwide initiative created by law enforcement agencies in an effort to foster a sense of community and build relationships with local public safety officials.  

It was rewarding to see how many individuals and businesses supported the event with donations of time, money and services – including a lot of folks from Waterville Valley.

Waterville Valley Elementary School student, 7-year-old Sophia Poghossian-Roswell, opened the event by singing the National Anthem. (I’ll be writing more about amazing Sophia in another blog post.)

Waterville Valley Police Chief David Noyes emceed the event and his team at the Waterville Valley Fire Department created a ‘foam room,’ participated in police and fire demonstrations, as well as the police vs. fire department tug-of-war (won, by the way, by the fire departments!).  

I don’t have a photo of Sophia singing the National Anthem at National Night Out; but, I have this great pic of Sophia and Chief David Noyes at Waterville Valley’s annual youth fishing derby in May. Sophia sang the National Anthem to open the derby, too.

Waterville Valley Resort brought its climbing tower, bungee trampoline and Onewheel personal electric vehicles. There were children’s games, a balloon artist, dunk booth, classic cars, live music, characters and burgers, ice cream and beverages. 

Kudos to my colleague and friend Debbie Duffy who worked her tail off all evening, serving up food and drinks to the crowd.  

Here are some photos, courtesy of the Waterville Valley Department of Public Safety.

(l-r): Wendy Johnston, Debbie Duffy and Doug Moorhead

Waterville Valley Public Safety Director Chris Hodges mans the foam booth

Waterville Valley Resort brought their new Onewheels for folks to try


About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget.

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  • Amanda McLain Roswell says:

    Love it! 🙂

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