CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Austin Peay State University Campus Police, along with the Clarksville Police Department and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office joined forces for the 29th annual National Night Out. The nationwide crime and drug prevention event was held Tuesday at Governors Stadium.
National Night Out was designed to increase crime and drug prevention awareness and generate support for local anticrime efforts. Residents across the nation were asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and law enforcement personnel.
Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers and Austin Peay President Tim Hall attended the event and briefly spoke to the crowd of the close to 200 people who were there.
There were booths set up by Clarksville-Montgomery County Crime Stoppers, the local Girl Scouts of America organization and there were inflatables and activities for families and children.
The Clarksville Police Department and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office also featured areas set up with crime prevention information. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force, Drug awareness Trailer was also set up with displays and information about drug abuse.
Austin Peay Campus Police Chief Terence Calloway, talked about the event. “The importance of National Night out is to give people in the community and on our college campus more awareness of what’s going on and an opportunity to engage with the police department on a more social program. “It’s kind of a partnership to establish a rapport with the community,” Calloway said.
Will take place Saturday, May 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cash City, 1987 Madison St. Customer Appreciation Day features free hot dogs, drinks, face painting, and drawings.
Miss and Teen Tennessee Latina Pageant 2013
Will take place Saturday, May 18 at 4 p.m. at the Customs House Museum. International recording artist Yelina will perform and serve as a judge. Contestants will represent Spain, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Peru and Guyana South America. For more information, contact Mildred Veron, Director of the Miss and Teen Tennessee Latina Pageant, at 931-249-5792.