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‘National Night Out’ slated Oct. 6 in Ahoskie

AHOSKIE – It’s an event that provides an opportunity to bring police and citizens together under positive circumstances.

The Ahoskie Police Department will be joined by the Murfreesboro Police and Hertford County Sheriff’s Office to conduct National Night Out from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at the Ahoskie Creek Amphitheater.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this will be a drive-thru event. Citizens are asked to stay in their cars and follow directions. Vendors as well as the officers with the three local law enforcement agencies will have food, give a ways, and materials ready to hand out as the cars pass thru.

As an added treat, two Chromebooks will be given away to two school age children. The children are asked to bring a non-perishable item for a food drive and drop their name and contact number in for a drawing. At the end of the night, two names will be drawn and the children will receive their Chromebooks the following day.

Founded in 1984, National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make communities safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community.

 

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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