Savannah coming together for National Night Out

Savannah coming together for National Night Out

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - More than three-dozen Savannah neighborhood groups are coming together Tuesday night for National Night Out.

It's an opportunity to raise crime and drug prevention awareness in the community, on top of getting to know your neighbors and the police officers that keep us safe.

The folks here at the Savannah Impact Program really get into this initiative, and last year, they tell me hundreds of participants came through to enjoy the fun.

Organizers are hoping for the same turnout this year, and they have all the vendors and activities setting up to make it a fun night.

The Impact Program office is where the "Stuff the Container" challenge has been going on, and I'm told they'll have lots of great school supplies and food items to lend a helping hand to deserving families.

Across the city Tuesday night, there will be a variety of ways neighborhoods recognize National Night Out, from block parties and cookouts, to free haircuts and programs for kids.

"It's fantastic for the kids, for the parents, for the police and it's great for the fire department. All of them get a chance to mingle and get to know each other, it's a big deal. Especially these neighborhood associations. We're going over to about three or four neighborhood associations and have an opportunity to see them, see what they have going on. So it's a big night," said Savannah Mayor Eddie DeLoach.

This will actually be the first stop for Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Chief Jack Lumpkin, who will be attending several of the events around town Tuesday night.

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