Bangor police hosting Neighborhood Night Out Tuesday at Second Street Park

Posted Aug. 06, 2013, at 8:43 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Bangor police will host a Neighborhood Night Watch Tuesday at Second Street Park. The event is a collaborative effort between West Side and East Side neighborhood watch groups.

The event coincides with National Night Out, in which Bangor is one of 15,000 communities from the U.S., Canada and U.S. Territories participating, according to Sgt. Paul Edwards.

The goal of National Night Out is to heighten crime and drug-prevention awareness, generate awareness for local neighborhood watch programs, foster neighborhood spirit and send a message to criminals that drug activity and criminal behavior won’t be tolerated.

Bangor residents are asked to turn on their porch lights between 6 and 8 p.m., and a Carnival Buffet Social will be held starting at 6 p.m. at Second Street Park.

Free popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones and water will be provided, and Bangor police and firefighters will provide numerous safety demonstrations.

In the event of rain, the Neighborhood Night Out will be held at the Bangor Parks and Recreation building on Main Street.