It’s part of the 29th annual “National Night Out,” which is actually held as a crime and drug prevention event. In all, some 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide are participating this year. Other participating cities in our part of the state are Anniston, Oxford and Alexander City.
While the purpose is geared toward addressing serious problems, the evening should be simply a couple of hours of fun with others in the community.
One of the organizers, Richard Bonds with CRMHC, said “You will see why Sylacauga is a special place to live and work because the people really do care.”
Local musicians, dancers – including a break-dancing contest – and other events previously listed in these pages are on tap.
Sylacauga’s Promise is also offering free school supplies 4-6 at the J. Craig Smith Community Center, while supplies last.
This will be Sylacauga’s eighth year to host the National Night Out, an event that has grown from about 50 people to nearly 600 last year.
It’s a night of fun being held to show the community cares. Our hats are off to those who are making it happen.