The Mint Hill Police Department announced its annual National Night Out to take place Tuesday, August 7.  The event “will involve over 14,625 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world” to raise awareness about crime and drug prevention.  The event also intends to get the community involved in the fight against crime.

Residents are invited to join the police department at the Mint Hill Park on Fairview Road from 5-7 pm.

The press release reads, “There will be police demonstrations, crime prevention information, safety tips, a representative from the District Attorney’s Office, and officers on hand to listen to any concerns that you may have.”

Fun activities are planned, too, including a dunking booth and kids games.  Chick-fil-A, Big Guy’s Pizza, Edy’s Ice Cream, and Sam’s Club of Matthews will provide free hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, snow cones, and ice cream.

“Once the event has concluded, residents will be asked to return to their neighborhoods and get out and meet your neighbors. Additional officers will be patrolling the neighborhoods this evening in an attempt to meet neighborhood leaders and gather any information that can be useful in responding to specific neighborhood concerns.”

For more information about National Night Out, contact the Mint Hill Police Department at 704-545-1085.