It would be a crime to miss this city event

City of Florence news release

The Florence Police Department is hosting its third annual National Night Out from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Miller Park.

The 35-year-old community-police event is celebrated by more than 16,000 communities in the United States. 

NNO is meant to increase awareness about police programs in communities, such as drug prevention, town watch, neighborhood watch and other anti-crime efforts.

The city will be providing free hot dogs and hamburgers, chips, cotton candy, popcorn, and soft drinks. 

There will be a variety of games and activities, with visits by police officers, public works, other city staff, firefighters, the Coast Guard, and paramedics. 

Local youth also will be able to get their face painted, have a balloon animal made and interact with local first responders. 

This year we will have a live DJ so bring a chair or blanket to sit on or be ready to dance.

We request that you don't bring your pets to the park. This is a family-friendly event, so no alcohol or smoking is allowed.

"Every person in the department is confident that we can make this community event another success," according to the FPD, "and bring our neighbors together with the men and women who protect them. 

"The safety of our community depends on both law enforcement and the neighbors they serve. The National Night Out event helps enhance this vital relationship. Please join us for a fun filled evening."


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