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Garysburg sets National Night Out celebration Tuesday

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The Garysburg Police Department, along with the departments of Gaston, Jackson, Rich Square and Woodland as well the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office, will participate in National Night Out Tuesday.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol will also participate in the event which be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Garysburg Community Center, the former Garysburg school.

“This is our fifth annual event and each year more and more people come out to show their support,” Garysburg police Chief Melvin Garner said. “I’m very excited because this event continues to build relationships with the community in a positive way.”

Said Garner: “Not only will the Garysburg Police Department have our officers present but we were able to get officers from every department in Northampton County to participate this year and I’m thankful and blessed about that as well. So, not only will we have residents from Garysburg but the entire county.”

Mayor Roy Bell will welcome all visitors.

Sergeant Wallace Ransom of the Garysburg Police Department will give the purpose.

Derrick Squire, a former resident who grew up in Garysburg, will provide uplift to the youth. Entertainment again will be provided by Garysburg resident Jake Rice and his wife.

Amusement for the children will be provided by Anytime Party Rentals. Atlas Transportation will provide free blood pressure checks for all ages.

Volunteers from the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity will be present.

Garysburg and Gaston fire departments will be present as well as Garysburg Crime Watch.

There will be food vendors and information shared by other county organizations as well.

The Northampton County Sheriff's Office will provide free hot dogs and which will be served by the ladies from the Garysburg Police Department.

The Garysburg Police Department will provide free drinks and continue to pass out literature on gun safety and other programs as well as information on their new dog ordinance with assistance from People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Door prizes will be given away as well.

Garner said the event will begin promptly at 6 p.m.

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