Opelika’s National Night Out Event Planned for Oct. 3

National Night OUt


National Night Out is a community-building campaign to raise awareness on the following topics: public safety, crime prevention, health, education and youth programs.
Opelika’s National Night Out will be Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Courthouse Square.
Attendees of the event will have the chance to interact with first responders from the Opelika Police Department, Opelika Fire Department, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, East Alabama Emergency Medical Services, Lee County Emergency Management Agency and more.
“Our National Night event is designed to help kids throughout our entire community to learn about how they, and their families, can be safer,” said Opelika Police Chief Shane Healy. “Everything is geared toward educating people about best safety practices and the resources that are available to people to help them get a leg up. It warms my heart to see the overwhelming support of agencies, and organizations, from all across Lee County coming together to help Opelika citizens. This event is at the heart of our Together Opelika campaign. Please come out and see what we are really all about. Hope to see everyone there.”
Local community organizations will also provide resources and educational information. There will be free food, drinks, games, activities and more.
This year’s event is planned by a committee of local community partners lead by Chairman Valestine Penn and Co-Chair Sherri Reese.


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