La Center's Holley Park to host 'National Night Out' event

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The La Center Police Department will put on its annual "National Night Out" at Holley Park in La Center from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 6.

The event is free, and people will get the chance to meet public safety staff from the police and fire departments.

The event is designed to heighten awareness about crime and drug abuse, promote involvement in crime prevention activities, strengthen community relations and encourage neighborhood participation.

In all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world, 12,000 communities will host similar events.