Tuesday, Aug. 7 National Night Out Rally

Tuesday, Aug. 7 National Night Out Rally-attachment0

Summer got you down? No holidays in August? School time closing in? Come meet some of your neighbors and have some fun at the same time.

The Asheville Police Department and Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, with the sponsorship support of Target, Inc., will host a local National Night Out (NNO) kick off event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7.

NNO is a nationwide, annual crime prevention and community policing event.

The local kick off will be at the Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Center at 285 Livingston St., Asheville, NC.

Neighborhoods are encouraged to participate in the family-oriented kickoff celebration, which will feature food, backyard games with law enforcement officers, public safety vehicles and a canine demonstration. Police officers will also be available to offer tips and facts about crime prevention. NNO events are designed to strengthen neighborhood spirit and community-police collaboration by promoting crime prevention. After the kickoff, neighbors are also encouraged to host picnics, block parties or simple meet and greets to increase community building and solidarity against crime.

More than 35 million people across the nation are anticipated to take part in NNO events. This year’s sponsorship is part of the ongoing support that Target provides to local law enforcement agencies and community groups throughout the country.

For more information about local National Night Out activities, contact Officer Allen Dunlap, APD Crime Prevention Unit, at 552-1517 oradunlap@ashevillenc.gov.

For more information about the national initiative, visit http://www.nationalnightout.org/nno/.

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