National Night Out
Posted on: September 30, 2014
The city of Laurel is hosting its annual National Night Out event next week.
The Laurel Police Department is teaming up with the ZAC House, American Red Cross, Verizon, S.T.A.R.S and C.H.A.M.P.S. and other area churches and organizations and inviting residents out to Mason Park on Oct. 7 for an evening of community networking, food and family-friendly activities.
Now in its 31st year nationwide, the National Night Out event is aimed at providing residents with a chance to meet the first responders who serve in their communities.
“The police officers and the firefighters are able to meet people in the community so folks will see that they are good people with good intentions,” Sergeant Shannon Carraway said. “It gives citizens a chance to see all that is being done to protect them and receive information on how to start a neighborhood watch program.”
Many cities hold their National Night Out events in August, but Carraway said Laurel has opted to hold the event after the weather cools down a bit.
“We are hoping that holding the event in October will prove to be a better time to get more people to come out,” she said.The National Night Out celebration kicks off at 5:30 p.m. For more information, please contact the Laurel Police Department at 601.425.4711.