Various organizations in North Charleston including the police department, local businesses and others who want to prevent local crime will come together on Aug. 1 for the 34th Annual National Night Out.
The event will be at the Felix Davis Community Center at Park Circle, according to the North Charleston website. Attendees can expect fun and educational activities, jump castles, food and beverages, and give-a-ways by Target. There will also be static displays from the City of North Charleston’s Police, Fire and Cultural Arts departments; Charleston County Sheriffs; the South Carolina Highway Patrol; and the U.S. Coast Guard.
National Night Out is meant to educate the community about anti-crime programs and teach preventive measures against crime and drug use. Additionally, the gathering strengthens the community spirit and improves relations between citizens and police. It also lets criminals know the community is serious about fighting back against crime.
Several local businesses will also take part in the annual event, including Boeing; Lowe's Home Improvement; Target, CPI Security; New York Life Insurance; Father to Father Project; FanZam Liquid Box Truck; Jason’s Jumps; Cheerwine; and Nintendo. The communities participating include Charleston Farms, Ferndale, and Union Heights.
National Night Out begins at 6 p.m. and will include a community walk around Park Circle. No vehicles will be allowed at Park Circle from 6-7 p.m.