The Pembroke National Night Out Committee met Wednesday morning to go over final plans for Pembroke’s first National Night Out Against Crime.
Pembroke will join 10,000 other cities across America in making a statement and taking a stand against crime on Tuesday, Aug. 7, beginning at 7 p.m. and continuing until 11 p.m.
The event, hosted by the Pembroke Police Department, will be held in downtown Pembroke along Railroad Street.
A stage will be in place for live entertainment and guest speakers. WTOC’s Sonny Dixon will be on hand to help emcee the event.
More than 20 booths will be set up offering a variety of safety and crime prevention information.
Hot dogs and beverages will be provided. A moonwalk, games, balloons and face-painting will be available for the kids. Emergency vehicles will be on display in the downtown parking lot. At 9 p.m. residents will be led by members of the police department on a flashlight walk through a neighborhood and everyone is encouraged to join in. Those who cannot attend the event can participate in the National Night Out by turning on their porch lights and coming out to meet and greet their neighbors.
Tuesday morning a senior car-fit program will take place in the downtown parking lot beginning at 9 a.m.
The program is designed to show senior citizens how to improve their driving capabilities with a few minor adjustments.