Hello, Hesperia! I would like to share another "being there" activity. Tuesday, August 2, was National Night Out, held at the Hesperia Target parking lot. It was wonderful.


I would like to spotlight Roxanne Walker from the Hesperia sheriff's station and Greg Hammer, the head of the Target Security Department. They start planning in December for the August event. They put in many hours contacting various organizations to participate. The purpose is building neighborhood relations and to keep crime out and learning about crime and drug prevention.


Coleen Quinn from Y-102 and Steve King from 106.5 were there with live broadcasting. Matt Schilling was the disc jockey and did a great job.


Roxanne and Greg both said they could not put this together without the organizations and volunteers who spent hours of their time to help make it a success.


I loved being there. The Hesperia Zoo had the cutest baby animals for adults and children to enjoy. Hesperia Recreation and Parks, Juice It Up, our Hesperia Fire Department, Highway Patrol, the Rangers, British Car Club were also there. There was so much to enjoy. Maybe I'm a little partial, but I have so much respect for the COPs (Citizens on Patrol); the command center and all of our police organizations that really care about Hesperia and you, the people.


One of my favorites is the HPAL (Hesperia Police Activities League) with their boxing group and what a "hit" they were! Kids and adults loved it. This group works so hard to help our youth stay active and out of trouble. Our police and fire explorers are also all about helping our youth.


My son brought my grandson not knowing what to expect and stayed until it was over. Shane (my son) was impressed how caring everyone was and believe me - we were very safe being there.


To all of Hesperia - go to these functions - they are for you. Also I want to say thank you to all that took park in National Night Out and everyone that came. I'm looking forward now to Hesperia Days and yes, football starts in the high schools soon. Love, Charlene