Wilmington’s National Night Out for 2018 to be held Tuesday Evening at Helen Chambers Park in West Center City
The annual community-building event which promotes police and community partnerships is celebrating its 35th anniversary
Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki and 5th District City Council Member Va’Shun “Vash” Turner today joined with Police Chief Robert Tracy and Parks and Recreation Director Kevin F. Kelley, Sr. to encourage citizens to come to Helen Chambers Park tomorrow evening (Tuesday, August 7), to celebrate the 35th annual National Night Out. The event kicks off at 6:00 p.m. and runs until 8:30 p.m.
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police and community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while fostering a true sense of community.
Wilmington’s National Night Out will feature food, drinks and activities such as a drum circle, a capoeira demonstration, and a flag football game. Participants will receive FREE t-shirts. Wilmington police will once again have K-9s on hand, as well as equipment such as armored vehicles and motorcycles that children can enjoy up close.
“We’re looking forward to this year’s Night Out, given the great time we all had last year,” said Mayor Purzycki. “The energy at the event is very positive and the interactions between local residents and members of Wilmington’s law enforcement community are constructive and upbeat. Building those relationships is what this night is all about and hopefully that good will carries throughout the year.”
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