National Night Out will be this coming Tuesday in La Vergne. Murfreesboro and Smyrna have decided to join other southern cities and move theirs to the first Tuesday in October, in an effort to avoid the heat.
La Vergne is inviting the community to take a stand against crime by attending its National Night Out event from 5:30 to 8:30 this coming Tuesday night at Veterans Memorial Park. The annual event held in communities across America encourages neighborhoods to engage in stronger relationships with each other and with their local law enforcement partners.
This year, many National Night Out locations have elected to try moving its events to the first Tuesday in October, and avoid potentially hot weather. Murfreesboro and Smyrna have elected to go that route, but La Vergne is keeping its on the original date.
Visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to this Tuesday evening's National Night Out in La Vergne. Smyrna-La Vergne Food Bank Director Barbara Hale said, "We get critically low during this time of the year. The families we support need the basics. All non-perishable items are welcome, including canned corn, green beans, peas, mixed vegetables, peanut butter, and pasta.”
In addition, La Vergne Police Chief Mike Walker is accepting donations of school supplies.
La Vergne's National Night Out event will have information about TN-ZERO, an anti-crime organization that focuses on synthetic drugs, human trafficking, and gang awareness. Visitors may also meet with local police officers and the members of the SWAT team, Box 100, Rescue Squad, and Fire Department. The Haz-Mat Trailer will be available to tour.