City’s NNO set for 6 p.m. today along Greenway
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
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The Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway will be the location today for the Cleveland Police Department National Night Out.

Festivities will get underway at 6 p.m. near the People for Care & Learning playground located near Raider Drive.

Bradley County Sheriff’s Office will hold a National Night Out event on Oct. 1.

The city program has typically been held in south Cleveland at one of the public housing communities.

BCSO officials changed the date along with many other agencies in the state due to hot conditions in the past few years.

Additional information will be published later regarding the BCSO event.

Games, food and other programs will be available.

Patty Patterson, executive director of Franklin Academy, said her students will be providing free haircuts.

“This is always a great event. If you've never come out, you should. We will be providing free haircuts & face painting. I'm excited to spend the afternoon with my staff, students and friends. Stop by and see us,” Patterson said.

NNO is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local anti-crime programs, and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police/community partnerships.

National Night Out events originated in communities in 1994. According to NNO officials, more than 37 million people now take part in the events which are held in all 50 states.

Some 15,000 communities will participate this year.

Officers Jennifer McKee and Chris Llewallen are overseeing activities for the city’s National Night Out.