Harvard to host National Night Out celebration

HARVARD –The city of Harvard will host a National Night Out celebration from 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 6 on the grounds of Harvard Diggins Library, 900 E. McKinley St.

National Night Out is an annual event designed to strengthen communities by encouraging neighborhoods to engage in stronger relationships with each other and with local law enforcement.

Harvard's celebration will begin at 7 p.m. with children's arts and crafts in the library. It will continue with a Harvard Police K9 demonstration from 8 to 8:20 p.m., a Harvard Fire Department demonstration from 8:20 to 8:45 p.m., and an outdoor movie, "The Pirates Band of Misfits" from 8:45 to 10 p.m.

Ice cream will be served during the police and fire demonstations, and attendees should bring lawn chairs for the movie.

The event is sponsored by the city, the Harvard Police Department, the Harvard Fire Department, Harvard Diggins Library, Mercy Heath System, Brown Bear Day Care, Stratford Banquet Hall, and the Harvard Mainline.

– Northwest Herald