Horn Lake to hold National Night Out kickoff

National Night Out is an annual community building campaign that helps promote a strong police department-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make the city and neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live and work. 

Neighborhoods across Horn Lake will gather at Latimer Lakes Park at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 30 for a fun-filled day.  Neighborhood Watch will host many events, such as Touch a Truck, Wing Helicopter, Dunk Tank, Bounce Houses, Vendors, Police vehicles, a tug-a-war competition between the police and fire departments, and much more. A hotdog and fixings lunch will be provided to attendees. 

The guest speaker for the event will be Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch, who is expected to speak at about 12 noon.  

From time to time, neighbors throughout the city and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on their front porch lights and spend the evening outside with their neighbors and law enforcement.

Along with the traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, most communities celebrate National Night Out by hosting block parties, parades, cookouts, and various community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events from first responders and vendors alike.

This event on July 30 will be the kickoff for the city’s National Night Out. For additional Information on the event contact Bettie Young at 901-687-8893.

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