On Tuesday, August 3rd, neighborhoods throughout Gaston County are being invited to join forces with the Gaston County Police Department for Gaston County’s 7th Annual National Night Out.
Residents are invited to spend the evening outside with neighbors and police at Biggerstaff Park located at 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Highway, Dallas to celebrate this free community event from 6 PM to 9 PM.
National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts, strengthen police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
This year’s event will feature, live music, free hotdogs, chips, drinks, snow cones, popcorn, and more. The event will also include K-9 demonstrations, pony rides, free fingerprinting for Child ID kits, free games and prizes, a fire smoke house, emergency vehicle displays, and booths featuring child safety information.
The Gaston County Police Department will showcase a static display of its specialized unit police vehicles on site. Officers will be on hand to answer questions for attendees about their roles in each of the specialized units within the department. Those scheduled to be present include patrol officers, K-9 officers, and members of the Bomb Team, Marine Unit, Crime Scene, Negotiators, members of the Emergency Response Team (ERT), and Animal Care & Enforcement. Public safety officials from other local police departments, fire departments, and rescue squads will be on hand as well.
Entertaing at this year’s event will be local blue grass group The Quail Hollow Band.
For more information, contact Officer C.E. Owens with the Gaston County Police Department at 704-862-6286 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office will hold a Lincoln County National Night Out on Thursday August 5th at the lot next to Walmart on Highway 73 in eastern Lincoln County.