By Gary Lloyd
Area National Night Out events have been announced.
Trussville’s first National Night Out will be Tuesday at the Target parking lot on U.S. Highway 11. The event will be from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event will feature ID kits for children, self-defense demonstrations, tours of the mobile smokehouse and free food.
The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce partnered with the Trussville Police Department, Trussville Fire Department, Trussville Rotary Club, Target and Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home and Gardens to promote the event.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office will hold National Night Out events in Bessemer at McAdory Middle School and at the Center Point Satellite Courthouse. The event at the satellite courthouse will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday.
Pinson is planning to hold its National Night Out event at the Innsbrooke pavilion from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. The Innsbrooke Homeowners Association has invited the city of Pinson to its common area.
Clay Mayor Charles Webster said he didn’t believe the city of Clay was hosting an event Tuesday.
National Night Out is a community safety awareness program and encourages citizen participation to heighten awareness and enhance community relations.
The National Association of Town Watch is dedicated to developing and promoting crime prevention programs by having communities partner neighborhood watch groups, law enforcement, crime prevention associations, businesses, civic groups and individuals with a common goal of developing safer communities and keeping crime watch volunteers informed, interested, involved and motivated.
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