National Night Out meeting this Thursday

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.

For more information, call 706-653-3173.