National Night Out (NNO) is happening Tuesday, August 3 in Snowden Bridge from 5 to 8 p.m. The annual event has been going on nationwide for 38 years – and this will be the fourth year the Snowden Bridge community is participating (2020 was skipped due to the pandemic).
The purpose of the event is to enhance relationships between neighbors and local law enforcement, with a goal of making communities and neighborhoods safer, kinder places to live.
According to the National Night Out website, “Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August.”
Communities celebrate in various ways, including having cookouts, block parties, visits from first responders and more.
In years past, the event has taken place in the open area near the playground pavilion at the front of the Snowden Bridge community. This year, however, the event will be held in the Jordan Springs Elementary School parking lot.
Community members are invited to participate in the event, which will include visits from local first responders, first responder vehicles, live music, food trucks, raffles and more.
This year’s event includes visits from FCSO Search and Rescue, dive and SWAT teams, Clear Brook Fire and Rescue, the FBI, a helicopter from Health Net and a whole lot more.
Other event items include a kid’s fire station (where kids can use a hose to put out a fire), an archery and BB gun range, a K-9 with demo, a Humvee with a tent system and a command vehicle, among other things.
Some of the food trucks participating in this year’s event include Keepn It Grill, 3 Fires Oven Pizza, Talk of the Mountain Seafood and Mattie’s Soft Serve Ice Cream.
A Snowden Bridge neighborhood watch tent will be set up, offering free water bottles and slushies, NNO
child ID kits, free NNO swag, name tags, raffle tickets for purchase, and more.
More event details are still being updated and confirmed; you can follow updates or subscribe to the
event from the Snowden Bridge Neighborhood Watch Facebook page.
More information on National Night Out can be found at natw.org.