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NNO events planned in Enfield, Garysburg, Littleton

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Besides the event at The Centre, National Night Out celebrations are also planned in Enfield, Garysburg and Littleton Tuesday night.




Enfield’s event will be at the parks and rec department on Southeast Railroad Street.

It will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Enfield police Chief Tyree Davis said the event will feature music, a bounce house, and the movie Trolls will be playing inside.

Jerry Wright will be giving snow cones to children.

There will be a splash pad and the basketball courts will be open.

There will be informational handouts on gun safety and other pamphlets.

The fire department will be at the event and the police department will bring cars so children can work the lights and sirens.

Lucky, the police department’s dog, will be at the event with his handler, Corporal Larry Peaden.

Treats will be for sale.




Chief  Melvin Garner describes National Night Out as a community-building event to increase awareness about police programs and partnerships.

This will be the town’s fourth annual National Night Out event and will be held at the Garysburg Community Center from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

The community center is the old Garysburg Elementary School on Highway 46 across from the police department.

The event will be a collaborative effort with the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office, Gaston Police Department, Jackson Police Department and Rich Square Police Department.

“We are inviting people not only from Garysburg but all communities to come out and enjoy a day of fun,” Garner said.

Mayor Roy Bell will welcome all visitors.

Those attending are asked to report to the gymnasium no later than 6:15 p.m.

The event is free and there will be games and amusements for the children.

Prizes and school supplies will be given away.

There will be food vendors, volunteers from the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and others. Entertainment will be provided by Jake Rice and his wife.

Free blood pressure checks will be provided by Rural Health as well as the availability of diabetes resources.

Law enforcement and numerous community groups will be represented.




Littleton Citizens on Patrol is sponsoring National Night Out from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the town parking lot. In The event of inclement weather it will be held at 231 Highway 158, the new location for Buddy Isles.

There will be food and family-friendly events.

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