Townships Prepare For National Night Out

Max, assigned to Arlington Heights Police Department K9 unit, pauses for a photo with children during the 85th Support Command's Family Day event on July 10, 2016 in Arlington Heights. (Photo by Sgt. First Class Anthony L. Taylor).

Municipalities are gearing up for National Night Out next week. The official date everywhere is August 6th and most festivities begin at 6 p.m.

As implied in the name, this day is celebrated nationwide. It aims to promote a relationship between communities and their local police.

Falls Township residents should head over to the Community Park for mini golf, bounce houses, and demos by first responders. There will also be food and drinks for sale.

Elsewhere, Middletown residents will have a block party in the municipal building parking. Located at 5 Municipal Way, the party will feature a K-9 demo and even shopping to go along with other food and entertainment.

In Bristol Township, officers will host a meet and greet at 2501 Bath Road. It will feature a bounce house, selfie mirror, and free cotton candy.

Across the bridge, the City of Trenton will be hosting its 36th annual National Night Out the same evening from 5 to 9 p.m. It will take place in the Trenton Police Department headquarters located at 225 N. Clinton Ave.

“Our city becomes a stronger, more unified place to live when we invest in these relations and build a sense of community,” commented Mayor Reed Gusciora.