LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - On Wednesday, Laurel Mayor Melvin Mack signed a proclamation declaring August 2, 2011 as National Night Out Against Crime in Laurel.
City officials said the event will be filled with an evening full of food, fun, and lots of give-a-ways for the community.
Wednesday, several dozen people gathered at the Laurel Police Department to start preparing for the big event. Police officers, court officials, and students packed more than 800 book bags to give away.
The city plans to give away school supplies to help needy families during these tough economic times.
Night Out of Crime will be on August 2, 2011 at Mason Park from 6p.m. until 9p.m.