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National Night Out in Garner Slated for Aug. 4

The Garner Police Department, in association with the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and Target, announces that the 32nd Annual National Night Out (NNO) against crime will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 4 from 6-8:30 p.m. The Garner Police Department will once again partner with Target of Garner in hosting an event at the Target store located at Garner Towne Square, 2700 Timber Drive.

Garner Police, Garner Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Inc., Wake County EMS and other public safety agencies will be on hand to talk about the prevention of crime and ways to avoid unintentional injury. Target and other local businesses will be providing food and games for the whole family.

Several Garner neighborhoods are also planning to have their own events. Everyone is encouraged to leave outside lights on, lock their doors and get together with neighbors to recognize National Night Out. Along with the traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, most cities and towns celebrate National Night Out with a variety of special citywide and neighborhood events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, festivals, visits from local officials and law enforcement, safety fairs and youth events.

If you have any questions about National Night Out or would like to see your community get more involved in events like this, please contact Garner Police Sgt. Chris Adams at (919) 772-8810 or

Towne Players Present 'Shrek Jr. the Musical'

The Towne Players summer youth theater camp is presenting "Shrek Jr. the Musical" Aug. 6-8 at Garner Performing Arts Center. Shows are at 8 p.m. each night with an additional 2 p.m. matinee show on Saturday, Aug. 8. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door. The youth theater camp was featured in Garner's winning 2013 All-America City campaign. Come on out for one of the shows--they promise to be great fun!

Connect Conference Aug. 13

The Garner Chamber of Commerce's annual Connect & Plug in the Future conference will be held Aug. 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Grand Marquise Ballroom, located at 225 New Fidelity Court in Garner. For more details and to register, please visit