Several ENC areas to hold National Night Out

Walter B. Jones Park in Havelock
Walter B. Jones Park in Havelock(City of Havelock)
Published: Sep. 28, 2022 at 1:48 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 4, 2022 at 3:36 PM EDT
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HAVELOCK, N.C. (WITN) - Havelock police is just one group holding its National Night Out on Tuesday.

The Havelock Police Department says the event held by the city and Cherry Point will take place between 4 and 7 p.m. at Walter B. Jones Park, behind the police department.

Police say October is officially recognized as the backup month for National Night Out.

Beaufort, River Bend, and Rocky Mount are also holding their respective National Night Outs on Tuesday.

Beaufort’s will be at the Boys & Girls Club on Mulberry Street from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; River Bend’s will be at the River Bend Municipal Building on Shoreline Drive from 5:30-8:30 p.m.; and Rocky Mount’s will be at the lawn of the Helen P. Gay Rocky Mount Historic Train Station from 6 to 8 p.m.

Havelock police say this year, they are on track to have their biggest event thus far. About 50 organizations/agencies will be participating, making it the largest National Night Out in Havelock history. The event will showcase community resources and organizations that focus on drug awareness, family resources, food banks, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and more.

WITN is told that the Boys & Girls Club, Smart Boy, Boys/Girls Scouts, and Martial Arts will be there to give information on how their programs can help parents develop discipline and creativity in their children.

The event is free to the public and will include free pizza, hotdogs, kettle corn, drinks, and Kona ice.

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