Evansville community members gather at CK Newsome Center for National Night Out

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Published: Aug. 2, 2022 at 6:16 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 2, 2022 at 6:45 AM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Tuesday marks National Night Out.

Thousands of communities across the country will be participating, including Evansville.

Neighbors gathered at the C K Newsome Center for the annual National Night Out.

This event is designed to foster positive relationships between local police and the community. It also aims to educate the public on crime and drug prevention while also kicking off the school year with fun activities.

One 12-year-old was especially grateful for the opportunity.

”Well me seeing my friends and getting to get new school supplies and stuff, and seeing my little cousins happy,” participant, Willie Hailey said.

Evansville Police Department, fire department and several other agencies were present showing off equipment and setting up obstacle courses for the community to enjoy.

The Posey County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook that its National Night Out has been canceled due to the weather.

We spoke with Officer Taylor Merriss about what to expect at Tuesday night’s event. You can watch that below.

Interview with Officer Taylor Merriss on National Night Out

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