- Aug 01
National Night Out
The Martinsburg Police Department will be hosting our fourth annual National Night Out Against Crimes at War Memorial Park in Martinsburg on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
Since National Night Out’s beginning in 1984, police departments and neighborhood residents have been gathering on the first Tuesday in August to celebrate police-community partnerships and support public safety. National participation in the annual community-building event has grown to include 38 million people in more than 16,000 communities. MPD is planning for several hundred families and community members to participate in Tuesday’s Martinsburg event.
The celebration at War Memorial Park will provide a unique opportunity for residents to meet and hang out with members of the Martinsburg Police and Fire Departments for family fun, music, and great food. The special event will feature free food, free swimming, free miniature golf, a DJ, bicycle education, emergency equipment vehicles, a bounce house and informational booths provided by various organizations in the community. Swimming and miniature golf times will be from 6:30pm to 9:00pm.
Community organizations and agencies participating and setting up information booths will include: United States Attorney Bill Powell’s office, the Martinsburg Initiative, the Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle, Berkeley Medical Center, Berkeley County Prosecutor Catie Wilkes Delligatti’s office, Burlington Methodist Family Services, Martinsburg Police and Fire Explorer’s Post, Eastern Panhandle Empowerment Center, BMC Wellness Center, Mid-Atlantic Protel, Target, Painted Skin FX, Child Advocacy Center, In God’s Service, Weis Grocery, Serenity Seventh Day Adventist Church and Axiom Staffing.
Community members and businesses who have generously donated to the event include: Richard Shamburg, Chic-Fil-A, Reid’s Distribution, Martins Grocery, Weis Grocery, Wal-Mart and Target.