National Night Out to feature Mayor Susan Adams in dunk tank Aug. 4

FELLSMERE — Fellsmere’s Beautification Committee spent an hour Tuesday evening fleshing out the final details on next week’s National Night Out celebration, which along with promoting a sense of community also serves as a fund-raiser for non-profit groups. National Night Out will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Old Fellsmere School, 22 N. Orange St.

Among the discussion points was the announcement that Fellsmere Mayor Susan Adams has volunteered to sit in the dunk tank – provided there’s no ice in the water. Member Maggie Sammons explained that the mayor promised to sit in the tank if there is no repeat of last year – when lots of ice was poured into the tank, freezing the dunk tank volunteers.

The committee also decided that they would spend no more than $400 on food and supplies they need for the food booth they will be running.

They plan to sell 250 hotdogs and 100 hamburgers for $1 and $2, respectively. Proceeds from the food and the dunk tank will go to benefit the committee’s Fellsmere Day celebration. Last year, the committee earned a little more than $200 in profit from National Night Out.

“I think we’re going to have a larger turnout than last year,” Sammons said.

After discussing the details for National Night Out, the committee turned its attention to Halloween.

“We need something here,” said Maria Sanchez, noting that many Fellsmere children travel to Sebastian for Trunk-or-Treat – a safe trick-or-treat zone.

More details are expected to be released as Halloween draws nearer.

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