National Night Out August 4 in McDonough

Special to The Times

Henry County will be celebrating National Night Out on Tuesday, August 4 from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. in the Target parking lot on Jonesboro Road in McDonough. Sponsored by Office Depot, the event will feature free food and drinks, live music and a variety of festival activities, booth displays and law enforcement demonstrations. It is also an opportunity to speak with local police and community leaders.

National Night Out is a campaign that promotes community camaraderie and strong police-community partnerships in order to build safer neighborhoods across the nation. The locally organized events provide a positive opportunity for community members to engage and interact with law enforcement.

National Night Out was initiated by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) in 1984. NATW is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and promotion of crime prevention in communities across the nation. The association is comprised of law enforcement agencies, neighborhood watch groups, civic groups, state and regional crime prevention associations and concerned citizens.

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