Events designed to celebrate police-community partnerships

National Night Out events have been scheduled for Havelock and the Carolina Pines community on Tuesday.

The events are designed to celebrate the community, giving residents a chance to meet their neighbors while receiving information about how to keep their neighborhoods safe and free from crime while learning about community programs and organizations.

In Havelock, National Night Out is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Walter B. Jones Park. The Havelock police and fire departments will be represented, as well as various other organizations including the Coastal Women’s Shelter, Marine Corps Drug Reduction Program, Craven County Smart Start, Department of Social Services, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.

Those attending can enjoy free pizza, hot dogs, soda, water and Kona Ice.

Entertainment will be provided by the Tim Clark Band beginning at 6 p.m. The band plays a variety of pop, rock and shag music.

Children can get ready for the upcoming school year, as 400 gift bags with basic school supplies will be given away for elementary and middle school students.

There will also be bounce houses, public safety vehicle exhibits, military police dog demonstrations, fingerprinting kits, balloon animals and free pamphlets that cover a range of topics including drug reduction, crime prevention and other community awareness programs.

For more information on the Havelock National Night Out, call Havelock City Hall at 444-6400 or the Havelock Police Department non-emergency line at 447-3212.

The Carolina Pines Community Day is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Township 6 Volunteer Fire Department on Carolina Pines Boulevard.

Fire department volunteers will be on hand as well as Craven County Sheriff’s Office representatives, who will be cooking up free hot dogs for those attending.