PTC ‘National Night Out’ set for Aug. 2

Peachtree City police are again hosting the anti-crime event “National Night Out” Tuesday, Aug. 2 near the Kedron Village Target from 7 to 9 p.m.

There will be a host of public safety equipment on display for the curious public to take a gander at, including fire department ladder trucks, helicopters, police vehicles, auto wreckers and more.

Also planned is a special event for the children, a public safety scavenger hunt that requires them to check in with various agencies that will be on hand. Participants who complete all the scavenger hunt tasks will win prizes donated by the various businesses at the Kedron shopping center and will be claimed at those businesses.

There will also be inflatables for the young children to enjoy, and a “rollover simulator” that shows participants what can happen when they don’t wear their seatbelt, according to organizer Lt. Mark Brown of the Peachtree City Police Department.

While last year’s event was rather large, it will be about twice the size this year, Brown said. Just like last year, there will be a host of public safety personnel on hand, including police officers, firefighters and staff from the Fayette County Jail, a part of law enforcement that most of the public doesn’t see very much.

Also this year there will be a host of city representatives because the event focuses on all aspects of community safety, and entities such as the city’s recreation department play a role in that as well, Brown said.