|First and foremost is to be cognizant of the added foot traffic. The town will be peppered with little ghosts and goblins; please traverse safely through our residential streets. As is often the case, many of these children will be dressed in dark costumes and can be difficult to spot. Slow down and enjoy the ambiance of hundreds of happy trick or treaters passing through your neighborhoods.
Secondly, for the parents and would-be ghosts and goblins, you too have a responsibility to do your part in keeping yourself, as well as your friends, safe. You can do this by carrying a flashlight, wearing reflective garments and checking both ways prior to entering an intersection. You may also find it helpful to review your mask as they can inhibit vision. While you are walking through town, don’t forget to stop by the Police Department, our dispatchers love seeing all of you in your costumes.
The Sunrise Rotary Club did an outstanding job this year with their Annual Wurstfest event. The significance of their success is directly correlated with the safety of Boulder City High School Seniors. A significant portion of the proceeds from the Wurstfest event goes to an alcohol and drug free party for the BCHS graduating seniors. Their commitment to keeping our graduates safe is a commendable cause. A special thank you to Boulder City Sunrise President, Fire Chief Kevin Nicholson, as well as all of the members of that auspicious Rotary Club!
I want to congratulate the Honorable Victor Lee Miller for his commitment to the community throughout the last few decades. His dedication to making Boulder City a safer place to live, work and visit was paramount in his being chosen as the Friends of Boulder City Police Department’s first Unsung Hero Award. You can read more about Judge Miller’s community involvement within this month's issue of Boulder City Magazine.
If you would like to submit someone for the Unsung Hero award, feel free to contact any Board Member or visit us online at www.friendsofthebcpd.org
Until next month, stay safe and embrace levity.
John Chase can be reached via his e-mail address at Jchase@bcnv.org.