ADA  — The Chickasaw Nation, the city of Ada, and East Central University are teaming up to host National Night Out (NNO) from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2 on ECU’s campus.

National Night Out is a nationwide crime and drug prevention event designed to heighten awareness and strengthen participation in local anticrime efforts, and to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.

“National Night Out promotes positive interaction among our youth and local law enforcement," said Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby. "It is also an opportunity to recognize and honor the service our tribal, state and local agencies provide to keep our community safe. We are pleased to be a part of this special night.”

The local event gives people of the Ada community a chance to meet and interact with several law enforcement agencies, including Chickasaw Nation Lighthorse Police, Ada Police and EMS crews. Local fire departments, search and rescue teams and other agencies also participate in the event.

Food, entertainment, educational and informative booths and fun games for kids will highlight the evening. Guest musicians and special demonstrations are also on tap for the event.

All activities are free and open to the public.

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