Mayor signs proclamation for Laurel's Night Out Against Crime

Laurel Night Out Against Crime Proclamation/Photo credit: WDAM
Laurel Night Out Against Crime Proclamation/Photo credit: WDAM

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee, members of the Laurel Police Department and members of the community, gathered in the rotunda of city hall where the mayor signed a proclamation declaring Oct. 4 as "Night Out Against Crime."
The proclamation invites all area citizen to gather at Mason Park for the event, which starts at 5 p.m., and will offer entertainment and food for those who attend.
This is the 33rd National Night Out Against Crime, an annual community-building event celebrated in hundreds of neighborhoods across the country.
Residents are also encouraged to turn on their front porch lights to show support for policing efforts and crime reduction in their neighborhoods.

The event is expected to draw over 3,000 people and will also include music from the Laurel High School marching band and others, along with games and entertainment.
Members of the Laurel Police Department will be on hand to pass out backpacks filled with school supplies to the kids.
Copyright 2016 WDAM. All rights reserved.