The communities of Warrenville and West Chicago will gather Aug. 5 for their own local National Night Out events, which seek to promote community-police partnerships and neighborhood involvement in crime prevention.
This year marks the 31st anniversary of the first National Night Out.
The West Chicago event will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Reed-Keppler Park, 129 National St.
The community block party will honor residents, business owners and local law enforcement personnel dedicated to reducing crime and drug use throughout the city.
The event will feature family-friendly activities, including law enforcement displays, vehicles, demonstrations and giveaways. It is free and open to the public. More information is available by contacting the West Chicago Police Department at 630-293-2222.
Warrenville will celebrate National Night Out from 5 to 9 p.m. at Cerny Park, located at South Forest View and Warren avenues. The free program will feature food from local restaurants, games, prizes, music, face painting, touch-a-truck opportunities, a police K-9 demonstration, information on personal and home safety, the magic of Paul Lee, and BMX Champion Matt Wilhelm.
The city of Warrenville was a 2013 National Night Out award recipient.
For more information about National Night Out, visit www.nationalnightout.org.