National Night Out set to unite communities across the region | News
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA)- Montgomery will join communities across the nation tonight to celebrate National Night Out. It's an annual gathering to heighten crime prevention awareness.
The event brings neighbors together to support neighborhood watch and other crime prevention programs. It also strengthens neighborhood spirit and community-police partnerships, to send a message to criminals that they are fighting back.
This year, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office will celebrate National Night Out in partnership with the Town of Pike Road.
The event kicks off tonight at 6 p.m. and lasts until 8 p.m. There will be guest speakers from the Pike Road Volunteer Fire Department to talk about fire safety. Alarm companies will be there to offer crime prevention tips. Plus there will also be food and fun for the kids.
This year marks the 29th annual National Night Out. 37 million people in the U.S. participated last year. That includes 50 states and 15,000 communities.
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