Promising an even bigger turnout this year, organizers of the upcoming Bulloch County’s Night Out Against Crime said the event has expanded to include all local law enforcement and public safety agencies.
“We have invited Brooklet, Portal, Register, Georgia Southern University police and the Georgia State Patrol, as well as Ogeechee Technical College police,” said Julie Morrison, event spokesperson.
In addition, several local businesses, church groups, civic clubs and others will be a part of the fun.
Bulloch County’s Night Out Against Crime Is hosted by members of the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Foundation, but participation from a variety of agencies make the family-oriented occasion an exciting and informative chance to learn more about law enforcement and public safety, she said.
From 5–8 p.m. Saturday, the public is invited to enjoy free hot dogs, hamburgers, snow cones, cotton candy and more at the Fair Road recreational park on Max Lockwood Drive.
There will be an obstacle course, face painting, inflatable bounce houses, a photo booth, a golf cart train and a dunking booth, she said.
Held since 2015 (but with the 2017 event canceled due to a hurricane), the event has grown annually, Morrison said.
The event is free, and no vendors will be allowed to sell items, but many have already signed up to offer free food and information, she said.
The Night Out Against Crime is family friendly gathering where people can socialize and mingle with law enforcement officers in the spirit of reducing crime and promoting good community relations, she said.
For more information about Bulloch’s Night Out Against Crime, contact Morrison at (912) 7674-9846.
Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.