Food, music, face painting, bounce toys and other entertainment were made available for the hundreds of people who attended the event presented by the Cleveland Police Department.
The streets were blocked as the community came together.
CPD officer Daniel Gibbs worked with the Cleveland Housing Authority to organize the event.
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.
Officer Evie West said the event was very successful — “until a monsoon came.”
Officials from Target were on hand to give out crayons and information about their partnership with National Night Out.
Patty Patterson, executive director of Franklin Academy, said their associates provided haircuts to those who attended the annual event.
National Night Out events began being held in communities in 1994.
According to NNO officials, more than 37 million people now take part in NNO events, which are held in all 50 states.
Bradley County Sheriff’s Office usually participates in the NNO event at the same time; but, due to recent hot weather, officials have moved the county event to Oct. 2.
Additional information will be released as it becomes available.