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ORPD, OR Neighborhood Watching to host “Night Out” event

The Oak Ridge Police Department is teaming up with the Oak Ridge Neighborhood Watch Program to host a National Night Out celebration on Tuesday, October 3.

The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in A.K. Bissell Park behind the Civic Center.

National Night Out is a free community gathering that heightens awareness of local efforts to prevent crime, violence and drug use while generating support for and participation in anti-crime programs.

National Night Out is celebrated across the country and will include fun and family friendly activities for adults and children. Nine local businesses are sponsoring the event in Oak Ridge with more than 45 exhibitors signing up to take part. A demonstration by the ORPD K-9 unit is scheduled for 6 p.m.

Everyone is invited to learn more about law enforcement and crime prevention during National Night Out. For more information on the event, contact the Oak Ridge Police Department at (865) 425-3504.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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