Target holding National Night Out

Published 3:52 pm Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Locals speak with a Shelby County Sheriff's Department deputy during a past National Night Out at the Alabaster Target store in the Colonial Promenade shopping center. Target will host this year's event on Aug. 7. (File)

 By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

Alabaster’s Target store in the Colonial Promenade shopping center will give residents and visitors a chance to learn more about local first responder agencies on Aug. 7.

The business will host its annual National Night Out from 5-8 p.m. at its Alabaster location in the southern half of the Colonial Promenade.

During the event, the store will close off a portion of its parking lot to offer space for the Pelham, Helena and Alabaster police departments, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department, the FBI and many other local law enforcement and fire and rescue entities.

The event will feature children’s activities, inflatable games, food and more, said event organizer Zack Andrews. Attendees also will be able to collect crime prevention materials during the event.

“We want to offer residents a chance to come out and get to know the law enforcement officers,” Andrews said, noting the event aims to make residents more familiar with their local first responders.

Alabaster’s event will be held in conjunction with hundreds of similar Nights Out across the country.

For more information about the Alabaster National Night Out, call Andrews at 564-2608.