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National Night Out is TODAY!


National Night Out 2014Join us for our local National Night Out (NNO) kickoff event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 5 at Carrier Park on Amboy Road in West Asheville.

The celebration will feature food, public safety vehicles, backyard games with law enforcement officers, & a raffle of prizes provided by Target including 20 inch bikes (two for girls & two for boys). KISS FM/99.9 & LEAF & the Easel Rider Mobile Art Lab will provide entertainment for kids & adults. Public safety officers will be available to offer individuals & neighborhood groups tips & facts about crime prevention. 

After the kickoff, neighbors are encouraged to return home to hold community oriented events in their neighborhood. Local law enforcement officers are available year-round to help develop strategies to build community solidarity against crime.

The event is hosted by the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office & the Asheville Police & Fire Departments, with the sponsorship support of Target, Inc. which is part of the ongoing support they provide to local law enforcement agencies & community groups throughout the country.

NNO is a nationwide, annual crime prevention & community policing event designed to strengthen neighborhood spirit & community law enforcement collaboration by promoting crime prevention.

For more information about local National Night Out activities & ongoing crime prevention strategies, contact Natalie Bailey at 250-4469, or Keith McCulloch at 259-5834. For more information about the national initiative, visit www.nationalnightout.org/nno/.

In the event of bad weather, check the Recreation Weather Hotline (251-4082) to see if the event will take place as scheduled.

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