LUMBERTON — National Night Out will be held on Aug. 2.
The annual event aims to bring police and the people they serve together in order to promote safety. More than 16,000 communities participate in the event, including several towns in Robeson County.
Lumberton’s observance will be held in the downtown plaza from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will include a DJ, free pizza, ice cream, and soft drink, as well as inflatable bounce houses and face painting. The Lumberton Fire Department will set up its smoke house to teach children about fire safety.
Maxton will celebrate National Night Out from 6 to 9 p.m. in Beacham Park with free food, face painting, bounce houses, Disney characters and laser tag. Beacham Park is located on South Austin Street.
Fairmont’s National Night Out will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Fairmont Community Park. The event will include the Fairmont High School color guard, performances by the Southern Sapphires and local churches and a classic car display. There will also be giveaways, bounce houses, slides, train rides, music by Mr. P and Friends, and a speech by Deon Burton.