National Night Out brings community together
Monday, Oct. 21, was the 10th Annual National Night out in Olney, Texas. National Night out is a nationwide event held in every town, where the community and law enforcement come together.
According to the National Night Out website, “It is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community.” National night out was held from 6-7:30 p.m. at Griffin Park, with hot dogs being served, as well as law enforcement and the fire department demonstrating police safety.
“Our main goal is for the community to come out and meet with us and get to know us,” Olney Chief of Police Conny Clay said of the event. Clay has been in Olney for 15 months now, with this being his first National night out in Olney, with last year’s event being rained out. This event was a great way for the Olney community to get to know its law enforcement on a deeper level, as well as showing appreciation for all that they do.