As of Sunday, July 29, 2012
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ALBANY, Ga. — Dougherty County Police Department officers invite everyone to get an early start on National Night Out with them from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Radium Springs Middle School, 2600 Radium Springs Road.
There will be free food and soft drinks, drawings for prizes including six bicycles and school supplies given out. County police, Draughtier County Sheriff’s Office deputies, school police firefighters and local officials will be there to meet you, your family and your neighbors.
“The celebration is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support and participation for anti-crime efforts,” said county police Sgt. Chad Kirkpatrick. “We can strengthen community spirit and partnerships while sending a message to criminals that we will unite to fight back against crime.”
Last year the night out gave 625 bags of school supplies to children. This year, Kirkpatrick said, the event’s goal is 700 bags.
According to the national organization, National Night Out is usually the first Tuesday in August. Albany Police Department scheduled its celebration for then, Aug. 7 at the Civic Center downtown on Oglethorpe Boulevard. There will be more food and games so don’t worry, come out to both and double dip. You are invited.