August 7, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Residents of Paducah are urged to join cities throughout the country in celebrating the 29th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 7, 2012.
Paducah’s celebration will be centered at Lang Park (also known as "Circle Park") in the Fountain Avenue neighborhood from 6-8 p.m. Activities there will include the Paducah Fire Department’s Safety Trailer, the Paducah Bank WOW Ice Cream Truck, one of the Paducah Police Department’s three K9 teams, games, drinks, snacks and more. The Midtown Alliance of Neighbors is participating in the event. Executive Director Sharon Poat said the association is excited to showcase the neighborhood and welcomes residents of all neighborhoods in the city. "The more the merrier," she said. The association is planning to have a popcorn machine, Cornhole and other games, and a welcoming atmosphere. The Fountain Avenue neighborhood is a family-oriented area, she said. "It’s a great place to live and it’s a great place to come out and have a fun time."
National Night Out was designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness and generate support for and participation in anti-crime efforts. It also is intended to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. It is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and will involve 15,325 communities in all 50 states, US territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world.