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IC National Night Out Events

IOWA CITY, IA (CBS2/FOX28) -- Below is a release from the Iowa City Police Department detailing events scheduled for National Night Out.

The public is invited to attend the evening's main event on Tuesday, August 5 at Wetherby Park, 2400 Taylor Drive, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Festivities will include live music by DJ Juan Santiago from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., face-painting, bike raffle, kids' backpack give-away, family fun in the park's splash pad, and numerous handouts and gifts provided by the Iowa City Police Department and Target. Tours of emergency equipment from Iowa City and Johnson County, including a fire engine, police car, and ambulance, are also scheduled.

In addition to the Wetherby Park event, four other National Night Out neighborhood parties are scheduled next week. Iowa City Police Officers, as well as Herky and McGruff, will be attending each of these events to meet neighbors, distribute safety information, and hand out special gifts to children. Neighborhood events are scheduled at:

Paddock Circle Park, at the intersection of Paddock Circle and Pinto Lane, on Tuesday, August 5 from 6 to 7 p.m.

East College / Morningside Drive / Wilson Street Neighborhood, at the "Miss Liberty" statue on the City High School lawn, on Tuesday, August 5 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Cherry Avenue neighborhood, off of Sandusky Drive, on Tuesday, August 5 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

On Saturday, August 9, a party is scheduled for the Pheasant Ridge community at 2626 Bartelt Road. Residents of the complex are invited to attend from 2 to 4 p.m.

This is the 31st annual National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by the Iowa City Police Department with support from Target, Hy-Vee, Johnson County Community Partnership, and the Iowa City Area Crime Stoppers. Nationwide, more than 15,000 communities from all 50 states and over 38 million people are expected to participate in this year's events.
 
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