Citizen Advisory Board

National Night Out is organized to bring the community together for family fun and games while interacting with local agencies and organizations from Moultrie and Colquitt County. The Moultrie Police Department is still accepting school supplies which will be given away at the event to local students. The event begins at 6 p.m. at  Jim Buck Goff Recreation Complex, Fifth Street at 11th Avenue Southwest. From left are Citizens Advisory Board Chairperson Tara Rakestraw; Citizens Advisory Board member Zilphia Dorsett; Lt. Freddie Williams, Police Chief Sean Ladson; MPD staff Cindy Weeks; Citizens Advisory Board member Ruben Reyes; and Deputy Chief David Corona.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — National Night Out rings its 36th annual bell on Tuesday, Aug. 6, and the Moultrie Police Department, partnered with the City of Moultrie, are priming it to be the biggest yet.

Lt. Freddie Williams, head of the potentially unifying event, said this year’s NNO will present at least 25 vendors who’ll serve information to the community, as well as school supplies for students

Williams said last year’s NNO brought out several hundred people and organizers are expecting more for the upcoming one. That’s why he’s not looking to change a thing.

“We will have the same plan as last year’s event: having a big party with purpose,” he said.

And that purpose, according to him, is to allow the community a good time, give its members the chance to mingle with the organizations ingrained within and get to know local law enforcement officers.

“The Moultrie Police Department is very excited for this year’s event and hopes that everyone comes out and enjoys themselves,” he said.

Hot dogs, chips, drinks, activities and door prizes are will be available at the 2019 NNO. There will also be a school supply giveaway to “assist kids with having a successful school year.”

Downtown Economic Development and Public Relations Official Amy Johnson said this isn’t something anyone in the community should miss.

“It’s always a great opportunity to get out,” she said. “The kids get to see the firetrucks [and] the law enforcement vehicles. They can get hands-on and look at them.”

National Night Out is a community building event to unify the community and its law enforcement officers. The event is held in thousands of communities across all 50 states, U.S. territories, military bases worldwide and even Canada.

This year’s NNO will be held at the Jim Goff Recreation Complex on Fifth Street Southwest and 11th Avenue Southwest from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

School supplies are still being accepted as donations. Those wanting to donate or seeking more information can call 229-985-3131.

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