National Night Out events planned across Upstate


(WSPA) — National Night Out events are planned across the Upstate and western North Carolina on Tuesday, Aug. 6.

7News spoke with Greer Police Department’s Lt. Patrick Fortenberry. The City of Greer Police Department has hosted National Night Out for the last four years at Greer City Park.

“It’s just a time to come out and get to know us a little better and us to get to know the people in our community as well. When you know the people that are in your communities you’re able to be safer in those communities,” Lt. Fortenberry said.

Greer’s program runs from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6th. Attendees of all ages are invited to can play games, face painting, giveaways, and information booths run by multiple city departments. Additionally, police will be grill free hot dogs for attendees.

National Night Out seemed to have all hands on deck, according to the GPD.

“We have a lot of officers that are coming in, on their off duty time, to be here for this event, in support of it and our community members. Of course we have our regular uniform patrol staff will be out here protecting the community, even while this event is taking place,” Lt. Fortenberry said.

Below are links with more information on local events:




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