National Night Out is a free event that brings together community helpers and families. It is designed to encourage neighbors to be a bit friendlier toward one another and parents to be armed with resources to keep their children out of harm’s way.
This year’s event will take Tuesday from 4:30-8 p.m. in Virginia Weldon Park in downtown Martin. Families are invited to enjoy free hot dogs grilled by their friends at the Martin Police Department while taking advantage of a child fingerprint ID booth.
The Martin Fire Department will be handing out free smoke detectors and giving car seat checkpoints.
DJ Jeff will be offering hit music and an opportunity for community members to test their singing talents on the microphone with karaoke. Inflatables, face painting and concessions by Doughsserts and Nikki Lee’s will round out the evening’s events.
Both the police and fire departments will have their trucks on hand for children to check out as part of the touch-a-truck.
Members of the Weakley County Prevention Coalition will be handing out free medication lock boxes to families along with a variety of health resources.
The National Night Out initiative is an annual campaign that promotes “police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.” This is the second year in a row the City of Martin has partnered to encourage neighbors to join local agencies in a public event.
Community members are invited to this free event in downtown Martin Tuesday evening. National Night Out can be found on Facebook through the Weakley County Prevention Coalition page.