Special to Iredell Free News

Statesville’s Night Out will return on October 4 after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19.

The Statesville Police Department will host this free event in Downtown Statesville. This event is held in conjunction with National Night Out.

What began as simply turning on your porch light in 1984 has now grown into a nationwide observance to improve the relationship between citizens and law enforcement and to increase crime prevention awareness throughout communities.

“This is a great opportunity for our citizens to come out and get to know the officers that protect our city, and to stand united against crime and violence in our neighborhoods,” SPD Chief David Onley said. “We are excited to be able to bring the event back for the first time since 2019 and look forward to seeing the community come together.”

The event will be located on West Broad Street between Mulberry and Kelly streets from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

In addition to the SPD, community partners will be on site providing information and resources along with free food, inflatables, entertainment, and other activities for everyone in the community.

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