Davidson residents are invited to join the Davidson Police Department on Tuesday, August 3 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Roosevelt Wilson Park (420 Griffith Street) to celebrate National Night Out. The event is free and open to the public. On-street parking will be available though residents are encouraged to walk or ride their bikes!
National Night Out (NNO) is an annual crime prevention and community-building event, sponsored by the Davidson Police Department to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-resident partnerships, and neighborhood cohesiveness.
This year’s event will offer hamburgers and hot dogs, along with sides and an ice cream truck. There will be games (a bounce house, dunk tank, and scavenger hunt) and music performed by Mayor Rusty Knox, the Bailey Sweet River Band, Multiply Church- Lake Norman, and more.
Tents with tables and chairs will be provided so that attendees are comfortable and have plenty of seating. The Davidson Police Department will distribute information and items from the Watch for Me NC initiative to educate residents about pedestrian safety.
“Come join us as we celebrate the 18th annual National Night Out event,” said Davidson Police Chief Penny Dunn. “The local NNO event was started in 2006 at the request of and with the support of the Davidson African-American Coalition. The vision of this organization was for all residents to come together, break bread, and find common ground. Our community is stronger and better for their efforts thirteen years ago.”
The Davidson Police Department is grateful to the National Night Out sponsors who are helping make this year’s event possible- Carrburritos, Famous Toastery, Kindred, Brickhouse Tavern, Cooke Rentals, The Crazy Pig, and Our Towns Cinemas- and also to its many resident volunteers who helped plan the event. For those interested in volunteering on August 3, please use the Sign-Up Genius link found HERE.
A variety of community groups will be present also: the Davidson Public Library, the Ada Jenkins Center, Marine Corps, local Cub Scouts, and more!
For additional information, go to www.townofdavidson.org/NNO or email Officers Boone and Prather at DPDCommunityEngagement@townofdavidson.org.