National Night Out is Tonight

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Tonight across America is National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign focused on bridging the gap between the public and law enforcement.
The first annual National Night Out event involved 2.5 million neighbors across 400 communities in 23 states. The event quickly grew from front porch vigils to a larger celebration filled with block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and other community events. Tonight’s estimate is that 38 million neighbors in 16 thousand communities across the nation participate in National Night Out.
Some communities use National Night Out as an educational opportunity with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, and exhibits.
National Night Out in Cannon County is scheduled for tonight on the Courthouse Square from 6:00 until 9:00pm.
 
Attendees will have the opportunity to see police and sheriff's patrol vehicles up close along with fire trucks, rescue trucks, ambulances, emergency management.
 
The public is invited to meet their local volunteer and career emergency responders. 
 
There will be giveaways for children. Child ID kits will be available for parents.  Person will be able to learn more about the Tennessee Yellow DOT program.
 
The event is free and open to the public.