National Night Out returns to Purvis Park Aug. 6

University Heights Police Officer Ben Feltoon with young residents at last year's National Night Out event.

After a successful inaugural event last year, National Night Out returns to University Heights on Aug. 6, 5–8 p.m., at Purvis Park.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer and more caring places in which to live.

This year’s University Heights event will offer free food, music, inflatables, games and finger painting. Police and fire department vehicles will be on hand, and residents will have opportunities to meet police officers and dispatch center staff. Everyone who attends will be eligible to win door prizes.

In addition, Cooper, the University Heights brand ambassador, will make an appearance.

University Heights is one of more than 130 Ohio cities that are participating in National Night Out this year. The event encompasses all 50 states, and U.S. territories and military bases worldwide, and occurs on the first Tuesday in August.

Mike Cook

Mike Cook is the communications and civic engagement coordinator for University Heights.

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Volume 12, Issue 8, Posted 11:37 AM, 07.30.2019