The event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Parks-Hoke Park in South Rome.
The free event will be hosted by the Northwest Georgia Housing Authority, and Director Melvin Scott said the evening is sure to be a fun time for all who attend.
According to the national website, National Night Out is designed to raise awareness about crime and drug prevention, as well as to generate support for and participation in local anti-crime efforts. The event strengthens neighborhood spirit and increases the partnership between police and the community. This is the event’s 29th year, nationally.
“It’s building those bonds,” said Scott, “You meet the people behind the badge.”
Among the attractions will be inflatables for children, dance performances, face painting, crafts, a sack race, and hotdogs and hamburgers. At 9:30 p.m., “Cars 2” will be shown.
Officials from the Floyd County Police Department, the Rome Police Department, the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, the Rome-Floyd Fire Department, Redmond Regional Medical Center, Floyd Medical Center and other public service organizations will be present.
Scott said there will also be onsite demonstrations, such as a K-9 unit demonstration and a motorcycle demonstration, as well as informational booths.
“It’s a national celebration that brings together the community and law enforcement,” he said. “It heightens awareness of drugs and criminal activity in the community.”