Hackensack will celebrate its second annual National Night Out from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the Hackensack Community Center and softball fields.
National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for and participation in local anti-crime efforts; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
From 5:30-7:30 p.m. that evening, citizens in the Cass County area, and in cities across the nation, are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening with neighbors and police.
The Hackensack Area Fire & Rescue along with the Lions Club will serve free hot dogs, chips and pop. There will be games and prizes for children. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office will have its K-9 unit, and North Memorial Aircare will demonstrate a landing with its helicopter.
New to the event this year will be the Kid’s Bike Rodeo, where children can bring their bike and helmet and try out the bike safety course. There will be complimentary helmet fit checks. Register to win a free bike.
National Night Out showcases the importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in the fight to build a safer nation.
For more information or to get involved, contact Jennifer Arnold at 763-370-8713 or Jennifer@workingtogethercoalition.org.