Op-Ed: Emulating that ‘Night Out’ feeling in Clinton

  • Source: The Sampson Independent
  • Published: 08/09/2019 12:00 AM

Tuesday night’s third annual National Night Out delivered what we always like to see, whether it is an outdoor music concert, a downtown festival or any other opportunity for fellowship. People gather together simply for the sake of it, to have fun because people have organized a venue for it. Newkirk Park was the site of yet another big crowd for Tuesday’s ‘Night Out’ event, the premise for which is to bring people together with the goal of uniting a community and the law enforcement officers who serve it. This event did exactly that, as hundreds converged in Clinton’s third district toward building on those already growing partnerships, as well as forging stronger relationships between neighbors. With Mayor Lew Starling, City Council members, Clinton police and firefighters, along with city staff rubbing elbows with old and young alike from neighborhoods across Clinton, particularly those who live in and around Newkirk Park, and with varied agencies on hand to help bring awareness, “Night Out” was exactly the kind of neighborhood event that make towns like ours an even better place to live.


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