Whole town at Eutaw Night Out

Published 12:00 am Monday, August 8, 2005

EUTAW- Although Demopolis’ National Night Out wasn’t as big of success as DPD had planned, Eutaw police got more participation than they expected.

Police Chief Reginald Spencer said the 2nd Annual Eutaw National Night Out “was great and a little better than last year.”

Spencer said close to 1500 people showed up to support and meet the local department.

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“We had several activities for kids,” Spencer said. “Smokey the Bear showed up and some elected officials also stopped by.”

Students from UWA and Stillman performed step routines, local choirs sang, and people from the community also showcased their talents.

“We gave away free gun locks, child seats, and booster seats,” Spencer said. He said the department did fingerprinting for identification purposes in case of kidnapping as well.

Spencer said there were also vendors selling catfish and barbecue among other items.

“It was different from last year,” he said. “We have a committee who works real hard on this and we will be discussing a different turn for next year. We’re just going to brainstorm and put something together.”