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Akron hosts community events Aug. 6 for 41st National Night Out event

Akron hosts community events Aug. 6 for 41st National Night Out event

Akron will host the 41st National Night Out in each city district on August 6.

National Night Out is an annual community building campaign supported by. National Town Watchmen Association Improving police-community relations and neighborhood unity.

The goal of National Night Out is to strengthen participation in local programs that prevent and deter crime in order to make neighborhoods safer and more livable places. Participation in events is free and activities will vary by location, but most will have snacks/drinks, music, and activities for kids.

Akron Mayor Shammas Malik said in a news release that the event “gives our residents an opportunity to come together with neighbors, Akron Police and Fire Departments, and city officials to build community, create dialogue, and have a fun evening.” Building relationships between our residents and our public safety forces is critical to continuing to build trust and ongoing dialogue in our city.

The locations and times of the August 6 events are as follows:

  • District 1: Church of Our Savior, 471 Crosby St., 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Zone 2: Patterson Park Sports Complex at 955 Patterson Street, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • District 3: Summit Lake Community Center, 380 W. Crosier St., 5 to 7 p.m.
  • District 4: Mr. James R. Williams Lawton Avenue Community Center, 1225 Lawton Avenue, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • District 5: Joy Park Community Center, 825 Fuller St., 6 to 8 p.m.
  • District 6: Ellet Community Center, 2449 Wedgewood Dr., 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • District 7: Firestone Park Community Center, 1480 Girard St., 6 to 8 p.m.
  • District 8: Northwest Family Community Center, 1730 Shatto Street, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
  • District 9: Shadyside Park at 1229 Kenmore Avenue, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • District 10: Linda Theatre, 1745 Goodyear Ave. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Contact reporter Derek Kreider at [email protected] or 330-541-9413