Monett Police Department to host National Night Out
Event slated for Oct. 5 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church
The Monett Police Department is once again hosting its annual National Night Out campaign, a community-building effort to enhance partnerships among police and members of the community.
The event is slated to take place from 6-10 p.m. on Oct. 5 at the Jerry D. HAll Memorial Pavilion on Front Street.
Sgt. Paul Ferguson, one of the event organizers, said there would be food, displays and activities for youth.
“We will have music, a chicken dinner provided by Tyson Foods and cooked by Steel Tech,” he said. “We will have bounce houses from the YMCA, and face painting by the Children's Center. In addition, there will be Corn hole games and local agents with the Missouri Department of Conservation will bring their fur table.”
Members of the Monett Police Department will be on hand to hand out balloons, host a drawing for prizes and provide drinks for guests attending the event.
Law enforcement entities attending the event will include Monett Police Department’s Special Response Team, Barry County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri Department of Conservation, Monett Animal Shelter, Monett Fire Department and Barry Lawrence Ambulance.
Since 1984, the National Night Out campaign has promoted police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make local neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides an opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.
The event has grown to encompass communities in every state in the nation, with neighborhoods hosting block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events featuring safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and more.