The Town of Cheraw, the Neighborhood Revitalization Foundation of Cheraw’s District 4, the Cheraw Police Department, the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Department, and other community agencies will join forces Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Centennial Park to celebrate National Night Out, an event centered on community crime prevention and awareness.
The evening will feature music in the park with DJ K-Smooth. Children’s activities will include the Cheraw Fire Department’s smokehouse. There will also be a display of public safety vehicles and equipment. Chesterfield County Chief Deputy Solicitor Kenard Redmand is the guest speaker.
National Night Out is a program that has been successfully implemented across the nation for 29 years. Cheraw Town Councilwoman Jacqueline Ellerbe-Shannon helped organize and initiate the first event of this kind in Cheraw in 2007.
“Last year was a huge success,” said Ellerbe-Shannon. The councilwoman said she is convinced programs such as these “strengthen neighborhood spirit and generate support for local anti-crime programs.”
Community residents are asked to lock their doors and turn on outside lights until 10 p.m. in support of these crime prevention activities.
— Staff Writer Karen Kissiah can be reached by calling 843-537-5261, or by email at email@example.com.