Annual 'Community Night Out' set for August 7
The Alexandria Police Department, in collaboration with the City of Alexandria, is gearing up for another "Community Night Out" event.
The annual event, "Growing Stronger by Building Strong Community Partnerships," will take place Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 5-7 p.m. at Alexandria's City Park, 118 City Park Road.
The police department and the city will join thousands of communities nationwide in a celebration against crimes and drugs called the "35th Annual National Night Out."
"It is our goal to show the community what services the City of Alexandria has to offer its citizens," Alexandria Police Chief Rick Wyffels said.
The event is free to attend and includes demonstrations, prizes, an inflatable "Fire Hopper," equipment on display, games, food and more.
The police department joins with the city's street department, parks department, fire department, municipal liquor stores, Runestone Community Center, Alexandria Light and Power, North Ambulance Service, LifeLink III and Someplace Safe, representing the many facets within Alexandria.
The event, according to Wyffels, is designed to build stronger community partnerships, and as a result, numerous organizations and businesses have come forward and contributed to it.
"We hope you can attend our Community Night Out celebration and help make our event a success," said Wyffels.