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by Jonathan McNamara
FRANKLINTON — Police are unveiling a new community watch program at this year’s National Night Out to provide for a safer Franklinton.
Friday Aug 6, two local communities will participate in the annual National Night Out.
Franklinton will be holding it’s National Night Out from 6-9 p.m. on Main Street, downtown. This event is the perfect opportunity to come out and meet with town leaders and neighbors.
“Building a community and making our town safe is what it’s all about,” Franklinton Chief of Police John Green said.
There will be food, activities and community vendors.
Headlining the event will be the establishment of the new community watch program. There will be a need for neighborhood captains and cooperation from the residents to make it a success.
The police department is seeking volunteers and donations to pay for the Night Out. In the next two weeks, some police officers will knock on doors, asking for help with all of this.
Interested residents can stop by the police department to sign up, to volunteer or donate.
WAKE FOREST — At approximately 4:45 p.m. a Duke Life Flight helicopter will land in the parking lot of the Super Target in Wake Forest to kick off the town’s National Night Out.
There will be lots of activities and food.
Residents can come out and meet police officers, firefighters, and EMS techs.
To add to the list of things to do, there will be a K9 demo by the Wake Forest Police Department.
Kids can explore the ins and outs of a fire truck and ambulance.
Local groups and organizations will be on site to inform the community about the YMCA, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Boy and Girl Scouts, as well as businesses.
The National Night Out will be from 4:45-9 p.m.
For information on volunteering or donating contact Wake Forest DARE Officer Scott Graham at 919-761-3132. Both events are free.