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Davidson seeks volunteers to help plan National Night Out

Davidson Police Dept. is seeking volunteers to help plan the National Night Out on Aug. 3

The Davidson Police Department is looking for residents interested in helping to plan its National Night Out  event. This year the town will celebrate  National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 3 from 5-7 pm at Roosevelt Wilson Park.

Cornelius, meanwhile, has moved its event to Oct. 5, Cornelius Police Chief Kevin Black said.  “Typically the event is held the first Tuesday night in August.  However, many agencies around the country have moved there date to October because the first week of August is often the hottest and most humid time of the summer.  The October date should be much cooler,” Black said in an email.

 National Night Out events began in Davidson on Aug. 1, 2006, spearheaded by the Davidson African American Coalition under the leadership of Dora DuBose, chairwoman, and in partnership with the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department. She proposed plans for a local National Night Out with the support of the Davidson Police Department. 

The first events were held at the Ada Jenkins Center, and since then, most events have been held at Roosevelt Wilson Park in the West Davidson neighborhood, a historically African-American neighborhood. 

 The annual celebration has grown each year and and is a great time for all ages.

 Anyone interested in helping plan National Night Out can fill out the interest form by clicking here.  Depending on how much interest there is, someone may be back in touch with applicants.

 If you have questions about National Night Out, please email Resource Officers Boone or Prather at: DPDCommunityEngagement@townofdavidson.org.