080513 Laconia Police Department holding Community Night Out next Tuesday (181)

LACONIA — Laconia police will be hosting a "National Night Out Party'' at Opechee Beach, Tuesday, August 6 from 5-7 p.m.

"National Night Out" is community police partnership held on the first Tuesday of August each year. It aims to increase awareness about Police programs in communities, such as drug prevention and other anti crime efforts and is designed to help bring neighbors together.

Joining the Laconia Police Department will be the Laconia Fire Department, State Police Explosives Ordinance Disposal Unit, Belknap Regional Special Operations, Belknap Regional Technical Accident Reconstruction, State Police and Gilford K-9 units, Lakes Region Citizen Emergency Response Team, Stand Up for a Drug Free Laconia, Lakes Region United Way, Belknap County Department of Corrections, Belknap County Sheriffs Department, Lakes Region Community Services Council, Genesis, New Beginnings, and severalother community organizations.

Free hotdogs will be given out along with chips, drinks,Hart's Slush and Funspot token cards (while supplies last). These are available thanks to the generous donations from Circle K, Hart's Slush, and Funspot.

For more information, contact; Lt. Richard Simmons of the Laconia Police Department at 524-5257 ext. 332 for more information