On August 4, Evansville will hold its annual National Night Out celebration at Wesselman Park in conjunction with millions of people around the country.
The introduction of National Night Out, "Americans Night against Crime", began back in 1983.
The event is meant to increase crime and drug prevention awareness by generating support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs.
It's also meant to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.
National Night Out is family–friendly. It's free and open to everyone.
There will be food, refreshments, and activities. Educational booths will be set up to provide us with valuable information to combat crime.
So join law enforcement, your friends and neighbors on August 4 at Wesselman Park for National Night Out. It starts at 6pm and wraps up at 9 p.m.
Please find a National Night Out celebration in your own community.
If you can't attend, you can simply participate by turning your porch light on Tuesday night in order to send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and are fighting back.