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December 09, 2022

National Night Out Event held Oct. 4

 

 

Taylorsville Police Dept. was one of many local emergency agencies on hand to speak with families at National Night Out. Above, from the left: Lt. Ethan Windsor, Patrolman T.J. Osorio, Patrolman Matthew Woods, and Sgt. Zach Stevenson.

 

The band “Shook Lane” entertained guests on stage at the new Alexander County Courthouse Park.

 

By ANGELA FARR KING

A huge crowd turned out for the National Night Out in Downtown Taylorsville on Tuesday, October 4, 2022. The Fall weather was perfect for hundreds of people to walk around and visit the booths from various emergency service agencies.

Lt. Shannon Roberts and Major Jason Moore stated that the event was first held in 2015, but has not been held in two years due to the Covid pandemic. It is organized by the Sheriff’s Department and Crimestoppers.

Any proceeds from the event go to help fund Crime Stoppers. This year, Crime Stoppers handed out free hot dogs, popcorn, and water. They prepared 2,000 hot dogs to share with the public.

The band “Shook Lane” entertained guests on stage at the new Alexander County Courthouse Park. Families enjoyed music, balloon animals, a bouncy house and bouncy slide, food, and snow cones from Abby’s Shiver Shack.

Local emergency equipment was on display to add excitement for the children and McGruff the Crime Stopper Dog shook hands with little ones. The turnout was exceptional for the first “Night Out” held after the Pandemic.

Above, Sheriff Chris Bowman (center) greets local youths Charity Coon (left) and Grace Herman (right).

 

The Rev. Jamie Steele Family, at left, receives fire safety information from Stony Point Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary member Donna Abernathy.

 

The Courthouse Park green had many families visit during National Night Out.

 

Members of the Ladies Auxiliary from the Stony Point Fire Department were excited to greet people at the National Night Out Event held in Taylorsville on Tuesday, October 4. Above, left to right: Kayla Gibson, Donna Abernathy, Kim Tatum, Autumn Norman, Lindy Cockrell, Katie Abernathy, and Connie Meredith.

 

CANINE TIME — Children enjoyed visiting with tracker dog Otter at National Night Out, where numerous emergency service agencies joined together to promote safety and to raise funds for Crimestoppers. Above, left to right: Joseph Towle, Grayson Moose, Otter the dog, and Deputy Bobby Hayes.

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