To encourage stronger relationships between residents and law enforcement, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of Illinois, event organizers and officials are inviting the East St. Louis community to a free event with activities for attendees of all ages to celebrate National Night Out.
The event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 1 at Lincoln Park in East St. Louis, located at 606 S. 15th St.
Community partners will give out school supplies to students and will offer an array of activities like competitive games and more.
Ameren Illinois, the City of East St. Louis, Community Development Sustainable Solutions (CDSS), Community Life Line, the East St. Louis Police & Fire Departments, Illinois State Police, Family & Community Engagement Center, Fathers & Families Support Center, Indivisible Metro East, Kaskaskia Group of the Illinois Sierra Club, Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House, and the United States Attorney’s Office are partnering to host the event.
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.