National Night Out events set for Olympia, Lacey

Olympia police will hold a free event to celebrate National Night Out from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Artesian Commons, 415 Fourth Ave., Olympia.

“The overall goal is for people to get to know their neighbors, and enhance their relationship with law enforcement and other community partners,” said Amy Stull, community programs coordinator for the Olympia Police Department.

The event will feature games and a police car and a firetruck for kids to explore, she said.

In addition, police officers plan to caravan to 21 neighborhoods for various National Night Out events, Stull said

Meantime, the Horizon Pointe Homeowners Association will host its annual National Night Out event from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday at Horizon Pointe Park, 5700 Balustrade Blvd. SE. It will feature free dinner and live music, according to signs posted around the area. It is traditionally one of the largest Night Out events in South Sound.

More than 37.8 million people from 16,242 communities in the United States, U.S. territories, Canada and military bases worldwide are expected to turn out for National Night Out events, according to the National Association of Town Watch. For more information on the program, go to natw.org.