NATIONAL NIGHT OUT DAY
National Night Out Day on the first Tuesday in August promotes police-community partnerships in neighborhoods across the country. The event focuses on the community and raising awareness through camaraderie. By improving area relationships the hope is to make our neighborhoods safer.
Shining a spotlight on community police programs, National Night Out increases connections between those who serve and their neighborhoods. Through a variety of programs designed to educate and improve relationships, dialogues open. Some of these programs include:
- Drug prevention
- Town watch
- Neighborhood watch
- Other anti-watch
One of the largest National Night Out events is on the west side of Columbus, Ohio. The Ogden Block Watch in Columbus organizes a festival which includes live music, food, and entertainment. While not all events are so large, the significant part of the occasion is community connections and safety. While empowering the citizens, the events also provide valuable information to the neighborhoods. Each year, the number of events grows, too.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalNightOutDay
Block watches, not-for-profits, businesses, and police departments organize events around the country. They may be as small as a backyard barbecue or as large as a full-blown festival. Events around the country are normally organized by block watches, not-for-profit organizations, companies, and police departments. Whether they’re big or small, these events impact each neighborhood in positive ways.
Join a local National Night Out event near you. Another way to help is to volunteer. If you don’t find an event in your community, help to organize one. Once you have an event, register it at the website. Most importantly, be a part of improving your community.Post on social media using #NationalNightOutDay.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT DAY HISTORY
The National Association of Town Watch sponsors National Night Out in the United States and Canada. Although the origins date back to the early 1970s, the day has been celebrated since 1984.
More recently Dog Walker Watch joined part of the program. Since dog owners, 75 million of them, walk almost daily with their dogs watching their neighborhoods, what better sets of eyes to assist law enforcement! Their extra eyes and ears keep watching while they walk their canine companions in communities all over the country aiding law enforcement.
NATIONAL ROOT BEER FLOAT DAY
On August 6, National Root Beer Float Day tells us to float a scoop of vanilla ice cream in an ice-cold mug of frothy root beer. The classic beverage creates a creamy treat loved by generations!
Also known as the “Black Cow,” the root beer float got its start in Colorado in a mining camp. Frank J. Wisner of Cripple Creek, Colorado, gets the credit for inventing the “Black Cow” way back in August of 1893.
One night Wisner, owner of the Cripple Creek Cow Mountain Gold Mining Company, was staring out the window and thinking about the line of soda waters he was producing for the citizens of Cripple Creek when he came upon an idea. The full moon that night shined on the snow-capped Cow Mountain and reminded him of a scoop of vanilla ice cream. He hurried back to his bar and scooped a spoonful of ice cream into the children’s favorite flavor of soda, Myers Avenue Red Root Beer. After trying, he liked it and served it the very next day. It was an immediate hit.
Wisner named the new creation, “Black Cow Mountain” but the local children shortened the name to “Black Cow”.
Since its inception, thousands of root beer floats have been enjoyed around the country each day.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalRootBeerFloatDay
Gather up some root beer and ice cream and mix up the perfect root beer float. Enjoy a root beer float over lunch or dinner at your favorite restaurant. Use #RootBeerFloatDay to post on social media and spread the word.
If a root beer float is your favorite ice cream soda, National Ice Cream Soda Day is on June 20 so you can enjoy it twice!
ROOT BEER FLOAT HISTORY
We were unable to identify the creator of National Root Beer Float Day.
NATIONAL WIGGLE YOUR TOES DAY
National Wiggle Your Toes Day on August 6 offers people the chance to show off the digits on their feet! The day encourages giving our feet (and our toes) a little extra attention.
Take a walk in the fresh grass and give your phalanges a little vacation. They’ll thank you. While you’re giving them some freedom, provide them with a buff, too. That’ll give them something to wiggle about. Another thing naked toes like to do is dangle in the water. Take them for a swim. Some spas even hire fish to nibble your toes to give them a fresh look. Afterward, they’ll give them a gentle massage. Your toes will wiggle in delight, then!
Even little feet enjoy a gentle rub. Once the everyone relaxes, perhaps a few toe tickling games will ensue.
Another way to look at this day is by going shoe shopping. Soon school will be starting up if it hasn’t already. Comfortably fitting shoes definitely make for happy feet, and happy feet wiggle their toes. Be sure everyone in the family tries on their shoes.
Shoe Fitting Tips
- Measure your feet.
- Wear the sock for the shoe.
- Leave 1/2 inch at the toe (they need to wiggle).
- Also, leave some room at the heel (1/8 inch).
- Walk around in the shoes.
- For more foot care and shoe-fitting tips visit onhealth.com
Whether we wiggle our toes at the beach, the park or home, our toes will surely appreciate the attention.
HOW TO OBSERVE #WiggleYourToesDay
Let your toes feel the grass or the sand on the beach. Dangle them in the water at the pool or let them feel the cool pebbles along a shoreline. Use #WiggleYourToesDay when posting on social media.
NATIONAL WIGGLE YOUR TOES DAY HISTORY
We were unable to find the origin of National Wiggle Your Toes Day.
NATIONAL FRESH BREATH DAY
Pop a mint and smile on National Fresh Breath Day observed annually on August 6th. The day urges appreciation of oral hygiene and its importance. Dentists and oral care professionals applaud the day dedicated to fighting bad breath.
Oral hygiene and the fresh breath associated with it is part of healthy, daily habits. Over time, poor dental care will cause mouth odor. Of course, the foods we eat contribute to bad breath, too. However, bad breath may be a symptom of a health condition or a side effect of a medication.
There are ways to combat bad breath.
- Brush after meals.
- Floss before bedtime.
- Gargle and rinse with mouthwash regularly.
- Chew sugar-free gum to keep the mouth moist.
- Stay hydrated.
- Seek regular dental care.
He found a new way to cover up his bad breath.
He holds up his arms. ~Rodney Dangerfield
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalFreshBreathDay
Remember to brush and floss regularly. Keep your mouth fresh by drinking plenty of water. Alcohol consumption dries out your mouth causing bad breath, so drink moderately. Carry sugar-free gum. When you take out a piece, offer one to your companions. Those with bad breath won’t know you’re giving them a hint; they’ll think you’re being polite and sharing! If you battle bad breath and suspect it’s the result of a deeper issue, consult your physician.
Find more tips at everydayhealth.com. Share your fresh breath tips. Use #NationalFreshBreathDay when posting on social media.
NATIONAL FRESH BREATH DAY HISTORY
The origins of National Fresh Breath Day have yet to be determined.
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