National Night Out events slated around county

Saul Bowman
August 2, 2017

The National Night Out campaign involves citizens, law-enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations, and local officials from 9,500 communities from all 50 states, USA territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.

Councilwoman Sharon Green Middleton agreed, saying National Night Out encourages engagement not only between residents and police, but among neighbors.

National Night Out was also created to bring awareness to the crime and violence in our communities, to encourage residents to help in anti-crime efforts, and to send a strong message to criminals letting them know citizens are fighting back against crime. They will present their plan to the public Tuesday afternoon.

Manassas: 6-9 p.m., August 1 on the Manassas Museum lawn at 9101 Prince William St. and include a child ID kit workshop, demonstrations by first responders, free museum admission, food and games for kids.

Wynnewood Township - Wynnewood Shopping Center at 50 East Wynnewood Road - 6 to 9 p.m.

DeKalb's National Night Out events will be held at the Target parking lot starting at 4 p.m.

Celebrating 33 years as a safety event that began with just porch lights and vigils plus information being delivered to the community.

During the event from 6-9 p.m. today at City Park, organizers hope to "get the police and community in partnership and send a message to the criminals that we work together", according to Debbie Jeffrey, captain of the 10th Avenue Neighborhood Watch in Parkersburg.

In Orleans County, National Night Out activities will be at Bullard Park in Albion beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The Deep Creek Ruritan Club is hosting an event Tuesday from 5 7 p.m. across from the Deep Creek United Methodist Church. The event is Free for the entire family.

Manchester will hold the event at the Manchester Volunteer Fire Company's carnival grounds from 6 to 8 p.m.

It's part of the National Night Out program, which Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have participated in for the past 25 years. All will be from 5 to 8 p.m.

Though Roanoke City hasn't had major issues between law enforcement and residents, some still believe more can be done to break down strained relationship between minorities and police.

Mauldin police will host a NNO event from 5 to 8:30 the Mauldin Cultural Center.

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