MHPD To Celebrate National Night Out October 4

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MINT HILL, NC – Mark your calendars for Mint Hill’s National Night Out!

When other local Police Departments began advertising National Night Out in August, many in our community asked “What about Mint Hill?”  On Tuesday, October 4, Mint Hill Police Department will deliver with a family-friendly event in the Urban Air parking lot.

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National Night Out will be held in front of Urban Air

There’s a simple reason Mint Hill didn’t see a National Night Out in August: it’s just too darn hot!  “The National Night Out organization sponsors a later date every year to curb the heat, and this opportunity has been adopted by Mint Hill PD,” explains Captain Gilman.  “Traditionally we have hosted this event in August at Veterans Memorial Park on the first Tuesday of the month, but high temperatures and humidity have not provided a comfortable evening historically.”  

“National Night Out is an annual and national community event designed for neighbors to exit their homes and to familiarize themselves with others,” continues Gilman.  Millions of people from communities in all fifty states as well as US Territories and military bases around the world gather to celebrate National Night Out on the first Tuesday in August or October.  Through neighborhood block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events, National Night Out promotes community-police partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie with the goal of making our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.

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Expect to see representatives from many different community organizations on site

This year’s event will be a family-friendly affair in the Urban Air parking lot.  Expect to see free raffles, k-9 demonstrations, emergency vehicles, and many other community resources on site.  OneBlood will also have their signature Big Red Bus parked on the lot for those interested in donating blood.  

Urban Air is thrilled to once again partner with Mint Hill PD to present National Night Out.  “We are very excited about this years event!” says Urban Air Special Event Coordinator Sara Fabian.  “Every year we try to go bigger, and this year we are hoping for more involvement with our community.  This event is an opportunity for our neighbors to get out and meet each other, as well as, learning about the support that our local police department provides.  Urban Air is a proud supporter of the police department and what a better place for everyone to get together, at a family establishment.”

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Urban Air is excited to partner with the MHPD

For those interested in jumping, Urban Air will be hosting a spirit night to support Lebanon Road Academy in conjunction with National Night Out from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Passes are available ranging from $16.99 (deluxe attractions) to $25.99 (platinum attractions); Urban Air jump socks are required and must be purchased separately.  Make sure to mention Lebanon Road Elementary when you purchase your tickets! 

“This event will mirror our other events focusing on the police and community relationship,” concludes Gilman.  “Additionally, National Night Out’s attention is placed on safety awareness and leaving our homes exterior lights on to curb criminal activity.  “This event is very family friendly, and we are hoping for a good turnout.

National Night Out will take place from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, October 4, in front of Urban Air Adventure park, located on the corner of Lawyers and Margaret Wallace Roads.  It is free to attend the event; normal costs apply to visit Urban Air.

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Mary Beth Foster
Mary Beth Foster works part time as an essay specialist at Charlotte Latin School and full time as a mom to her eight-year-old daughter Hannah and her six-year-old son Henry. Prior to having children, she worked as a high school English teacher for nine years. Most recently, she chaired the English department at Queen's Grant High School. She and her husband have lived in Mint Hill with their children and their cats since 2011. Email: