On Tuesday, August 9th, neighborhoods throughout Gaston County are being invited to join forces with the Gaston County Police Department for Gaston County’s 8th Annual National Night Out. Residents are invited to spend the evening outside with neighbors and police at Dallas Park located at 1303 Dallas Cherryville Hwy, Dallas NC to celebrate this free community event from 6PM to 9PM.
The event is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts, strengthen police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
This year’s event will feature, live music, free hotdogs, chips, drinks, snow cones, popcorn, and more. The event will also include K-9 demonstrations, pony rides, free fingerprinting for Child I.D. kits, free games and prizes, a fire smoke house, emergency vehicle displays, and booths featuring child safety information and much more.
The Gaston County Police Department will showcase a static display of its specialized unit police vehicles on site. Officers will be on hand to speak and answer questions for attendees about their roles in each of the specialized units within the department. Those scheduled to be present include patrol officers, K-9 officers, and members of the Bomb Team, Marine Unit, Crime Scene, Negotiators, members of the Emergency Response Team (ERT), and Animal Care & Enforcement. Public safety officials from other local police departments, fire departments, and rescue squads will be on hand as well. In addition, there will also be numerous non-profit agencies and organizations attending, that will be providing free resources and information to guests attending this years event.
Headlining this year’s event will country music cover band Tim Hall and Buffalo Country. So come prepared to eat, dance and have an AMAZING time.
For more information, please contact Officer C.E. Owens with the Gaston County Police Department at 704-862-6286 or email C. E. Owens.