BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — Natalia Shelton and her son Jude have called Boynton Beach home for nearly six years.
"It's a great town," she said.
It was "National Night Out" Tuesday evening and the Boynton Beach Police Department pulled out all the stops. They set up several bounce houses, food trucks, a face painting station and several police vehicles for kids to check out.
"It's important to come out and have them do something. This is a great activity for them to do," Nigel Stafford said.
This is the first time the police department is able to hold this event in two years. COVID-19 and then rain canceled the last two opportunities for "National Night Out" festivities.
On a brighter note, the department said there's reason to celebrate.
"Our crime rate is the lowest it's been in decades and that's a really good reason to celebrate," Boynton Beach police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater said.
They also celebrated what they did with the community showing up in numbers.
Shelton said Boynton Beach is a beautiful place to live.
"It's been a great place to have a family," she said.
It was a wonderful time, everyone felt welcomed and the food was delicious.