National Night Out, a national community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships, is being held at the Love Civic Center on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
“National Night Out affords the City’s Public Safety Departments’ employees an annual venue to interact with citizens and our youth in a positive environment to help build trust and facilitate a true sense of community,” said Police Chief Richard Salter.
This year marks the 40th annual celebration of National Night Out and the event will be supported by Paris Police, Fire and EMS departments, the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Department of Transportation, Reno Police and Fire Departments, Lamar County Game Wardens, Texas Department of Public Safety-Highway Patrol, and several more representatives from Paris businesses and non-profit organizations.
There will be door prizes including more than 20 bicycles, Apple I-pads, and televisions plus free food and live entertainment by the “Slightly Used Band.”
“The Paris Police Department is happy to organize this National Night Out event for the citizens of Lamar County,” said Kimmie Snowton, Community Outreach Coordinator for the Paris Police Department. “We look forward to meeting, visiting and enjoying the evening with citizens of all ages.”
The Love Civic Center Pavilion is located at 2005 S. Collegiate Drive in Paris. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs.