MASON CITY – Tuesday, August 6, 2013, marks the 30th Anniversary for the Annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event. This is a night for America to stand together to promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity. It showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement on our fight to build a safer nation. National Night Out has been held annually since 1984 and locally since 1998 and is sponsored in conjunction with the National Association of Town Watch, Target Stores, and locally by the Mason City Community Policing Advisory Board along with the Mason City Police Department.
Starting at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6th, residents throughout Mason City are asked to encourage their neighbors to turn on porch lights to show solidarity. Everyone is welcome to attend the free fun-packed “family affair” at East Park by the band shell. A variety of activities will be held including a kid power pedal tractor pull event, games for little ones, and Half Pint the Clown. There will be demonstrations and displays presented by local community organizations and youth oriented programs. Free food will be served and there will be a drawing for prizes. Join us on Tuesday, August 6th at 5:00 p.m. “Giving Crime & Drugs a Going Away Party”.