This is a special post written by AnnMarie & Claudio Cisneros.  It is part 3 of our 4 part series documenting Oak Park’s thriving community spirit. Oak Park is Sacramento’s first suburb. If you attended this party, please comment below.

Our National Night Out (NNO) event was hands down a great success — we actually counted just over 100 attendees! Our event had a face painting booth, crafts table, a kids’ zone (hula hoops, chalk art, and balloons), and all this centered around ice cream (create your own sundae) and hot dogs … Mmmm.  Music was provided both by Pandora and by our very own  local talent, Carlos,

Carlos – Rock Star

Stara high school artist who entertained the crowd with his acoustic guitar and his rock star status.  Well, ok, not yet, but soon to be given his status.

City dignitaries in attendance included Councilmember Jay Schenirer and Joe Devin, Chief Rick Brazil, Lt. Schneider and Sgt Risley, and McGeorge Law School Safety Officer Lt. Sasom.  Perhaps the most interesting visits were the NNO hoppers – neighbors who attended multiple events throughout the larger Oak Park area.  One visitor showed up on a bike that resembled a yak more than a bicycle as it was covered in white-gray fur.

All in all, this years, NNO was tons of fun and laughter.  Thanks go out to Building Healthy Communities, Oak Park Neighborhood Association, the Food Bank, 2nd/32nd neighbors, and everyone else who helped make this year’s event a huge success.

Were you at this event?  Please send in a photo or share a memory below.