City to host fair for National Night Out Aug. 3

The City of Biloxi will be joining almost 10,000 communities across the country on Tuesday. Aug. 3 to mark the 21st Annual “National Night Out Against Crime.”

The Biloxi Police Department is organizing a free Community Fair, which will be held in the park behind the Lopez-Quave Public Safety Center. The event will be from 5 to 7 p.m. and will feature food and family-oriented games and prizes, as well as exhibits from the Biloxi Police and Fire departments and the military. Those attending should park in the public safety center parking lot off Howard Avenue or in Nativity elementary school grounds.

The National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and supported by the U.S. Department of Justice, will involve more than 33 million people in more than 9,700 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world.

The event, according to Biloxi Police Chief Bruce Dunagan, is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate participation in local anti-crime efforts; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Details: Kayetta Robert, Biloxi Police Department, 435-6147 or