Cops, communities team for National Night Out

Clinton Countians are invited to come to J. W. Denver Williams Park in Wilmington for food, games, music and family fun Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. to join forces with communities nationwide for the annual National Night Out” crime and drug prevention event.

The Wilmington Area Ministerial Association has partnered with the Wilmington Police Department to sponsor this event. Officers from the Wilmington Police Department as well as the Wilmington Fire Department will be on hand, and the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office will showcase their office — on hand will be D.A.R.E, their Commercial Motor Vehicle Unit and deputies. WPD K9 Karson will also be there.

The event will also feature a Folk Music Jam Session for all who wish to participate. Musicians from beginners to pros are encouraged to bring their guitars, banjos, mandolins, ukes, harps and kazoos and join the fun with old-time and folk songs. Simple chord charts will be provided and participants are also invited to bring theirs to share.

Free hot dogs, beverages, games, face painting, balloons and demonstrations by local police and fire departments will also be featured at the event.

National Night Out, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by the City of Wilmington Police Department, will involve more than 16,728 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. In all, about 38.3 million people are expected to participate in “America’s Night Out Against Crime.”

National Night Out is designed to: Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and, send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Come on out for fun and food — and meet WPD K9 Karson — at the park Tuesday evening, Aug. 2.
Fun, food and games with WPD, WFD and CCSO

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