By Chris Edwards
WOODVILLE – The Woodville Police Department is hosting a citywide “Woodville Night Out” as part of the nationwide “National Night Out” event.
The event takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hyde Street City Park. According to a representative from Woodville PD, the event allows the public the opportunity to meet first responders and see emergency vehicles on display and offers a wealth of other fun and informative offerings for the whole family.
The National Night Out concept, according to its website, is an annual community-building campaign that works to promote police and community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie, in order to create safer neighborhoods.
The event was first established in 1984 by Matt Peskin of the National Association of Town Watch in order to improve those relationships between communities and law enforcement.
While millions of Americans take part in the event on the first Tuesday in August, Texas celebrates it on the first Tuesday in October.
Night Out celebrations typically include block parties with parades, cookouts and various other community events. Demonstrations slated for the Woodville event include water safety demonstrations, a Jaws of Life demo, air rescue and ambulance and more.
Woodville PD encourages everyone to come out and meet your neighbors, and bring your whole family.