The town of Wethersfield will join more than 15,000 other communities across the country in hosting a National Night Out event Tuesday.
National Night Out is designed to strengthen neighborhood and community spirit, heighten crime and drug prevention awareness and generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts.
"This is an excellent opportunity for our residents, families, community leaders and officers to get together and reinforce the common goals we share, namely to show we want safe neighborhoods and show that Wethersfield is a great place to live and work," said Lt. Donald Crabtree, of the Wethersfield Police Department.
The event is expected to kick off at 6 p.m. at Millwoods Park, located on Prospect Street.
National Project Coordinator Matt Peskin said "National Night Out has proven to be an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program to promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships in our fight for a safer nation."
There will be food, drinks, music, prizes, games and activities for families and persons of all ages. There will also be free child fingerprinting and identification photos.
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