Davidson gears up for National Night Out August 6th


Picture courtesy of the Town of Davidson


Please join the Davidson Police Department on Tuesday, August 6 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Roosevelt Wilson Park (420 Griffith Street) to celebrate National Night Out. The event is free and open to the public. On-street parking will be available.

National Night Out is an annual crime prevention and community-building event, sponsored by the Davidson Police Department to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-resident partnerships, and neighborhood cohesiveness.

We will serve hot dogs and hamburgers, courtesy of Brickhouse Tavern. We encourage Davidson residents and employees to attend and bring a side dish or dessert to share.

We will have tents with tables and chairs so that attendees are comfortable and have plenty of seating. We will also have a dunking booth, face painting, a free raffle for prizes, and other activities for children. The Davidson Police Department will distribute information and items from the Watch for Me NC initiative to educate citizens about pedestrian safety.

“Come join us as we celebrate the 13th annual National Night Out event,” said Davidson Police Chief Penny Dunn. “The local NNO event was started in 2006 at the request of and with the support of the Davidson African-American Coalition. The vision of this organization was for all residents to come together, break bread, and find common ground. Our community is stronger and better for their efforts thirteen years ago.”

A variety of groups will be present to educate our citizens: North Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers, Mecklenburg County’s District Attorney’s office, MEDIC, Mental Health Association, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Communications, Safe Alliance, Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, Davidson Fire Department (with a fire truck), and CharMeck Alerts.

In addition to Brickhouse Tavern, we appreciate the generosity of Harris Teeter, Homewood Suites, Mandolino’s, Flat Iron, The Village Store, Main Street Books, and many others.

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