Elgin, IL. – The community came together to celebrate National Night Out at several neighborhood parties in Elgin On Tuesday, August 7th.

Elgin’s annual National Night Out event brings residents together to build a healthier, safer community, generate support for anti-crime programs and strengthen police and community relations.

Bear Family Restaurants, who own and operate the Elgin McDonald’s, strongly support the efforts of the Elgin Park Police Department.

“We are proud of our role in Elgin. The Bear Family Restaurants has been involved in this community for over 50 years and we are happy to see the Elgin community come together for crime prevention,” said McDonald’s Owner/Operator David Bear.

Festivities included entertainment, food, and refreshments. Attendees also enjoyed taking pictures with special guests Birdie and Hamburglar, who were honored to attend these events to celebrate the culmination of the year-long crime prevention efforts in all Elgin neighborhoods.

Bear Family Restaurants donated free Vanilla Cone coupons, that the Police Department handed out to the families in attendance.

The Bear Family looks forward to continuing their active role in the Elgin communities for many years to come.

Birdie and Hamburglar appearances were courtesy of McDonald’s Owner/Operator David Bear and Bear Family Restaurants. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/McDonalds-at-1480-Larkin-Ave143838338983029/ and visit BearFamilyRestaurants.com

The Elgin National Night Out was organized by Community Outreach Specialist & Elderly Services Officer Cherie Ashenbrenner of the Elgin Police Department.

For more information about events provided by the Bear Family McDonald’s, please contact Community Relations Director Julie Travers at julie.travers@comcast.net.