The 24th National Night Out will be August 7 and the Columbus Police Department is having a coordinators meeting Thursday evening to which the public is invited.
The meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m., will be in the Public Safety Building Community Room at 510 10th Street.
This will be the seventh time Columbus has participated in the National Night Out a crime and prevention event sponsored by Columbus Police and the National Association of Town Watch.
There are marches and many Columbus communities have block parties and cookouts.
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For more information, call 706-653-3173.