National Night Out set for August 7 | Events
Tuesday, August 7 is the 29th annual National Night Out event in Owensboro.
The Housing Authority of Owensboro, the Owensboro Police Department, the HL Neblett Community Center, Target and various community businesses and organizations are joining together to both combat crime and strengthen neighborhood ties, with a festival in honor of “National Night Out.”
The focus of this event is to raise awareness, safety, and neighborhood unity in the fight against drugs and crime in the community.
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
Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back
The festival will be at the H.L. Neblett Community Center from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. There will be free activities for the children, food, music and a dunking booth to raise money for Owensboro Crime Stoppers, the tip line that pays cash rewards for information that leads to arrests in local crimes.
For further event information, contact Amy Lilly of the Housing Authority of Owensboro at 270-683-5365 ext. 214. You may also refer to www.nationalnightout.org.