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Gaston County Police to Host 7th Annual  National Night Out

On Tuesday, August 3rd, neighborhoods throughout Gaston County are being invited to join forces with the Gaston County Police Department for Gaston County’s 7th Annual National Night Out. Residents are invited to spend the evening outside with neighbors and police at Dallas Park located at 1303 Dallas Cherryville Hwy, Dallas NC to celebrate this free community event from 6PM to 9PM.

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts, strengthen police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

This year’s event will feature, live music, free hot dogs, chips, drinks, snow cones, popcorn, and more.  The event will also include K-9 demonstrations, pony rides, free fingerprinting for Child I.D. kits, free games and prizes, a fire smoke house, emergency vehicle displays, and booths featuring child safety information and much more.

The Gaston County Police Department will showcase a static display of its specialized unit police vehicles on site.  Officers will be on hand to speak and answer questions for attendees about their roles in each of the specialized units within the department.  Those scheduled to be present include patrol officers, K-9 officers, and members of the Bomb Team, Marine Unit, Crime Scene, Negotiators, and members of the Emergency Response Team (ERT), and Animal Care & Enforcement.  Public safety officials from other local police departments, fire departments, and rescue squads will be on hand as well. 

Headlining this year’s event will local blue grass group The Quail Hollow Band.  So come prepared to eat, dance and have an AMAZING time.

For more information, please contact Officer C.E. Owens with the Gaston County Police Department at 704-862-6286.