The city’s police and fire departments, along with the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies throughout Newberry County gathered Tuesday night for their annual National Night Out event.
The fun started at 6 pm at Mollohon Park (211 Player Street) in Newberry.
Safety demonstrations, youth events, and visits from emergency personnel were just some of the happenings at the annual event on Tuesday evening.
In addition, the Newberry Fire Department was on site to talk about fire and life safety, as well as to participate in games with those attending.
The Newberry County Sheriff’s Office brought their command center again this year, along with other familiar booths and games from last year to include archery with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and the dunking booth with the Newberry Police Department.
Other outdoor games were set up to include inflatables for youth. Police Chief Roy McClurkin said other vendors from the community also gave out information. Towards the closing of the event, the Newberry Fire Department’s ladder truck was on site for kids to see and to perform the annual ping-pong ball drop for prizes.
The Newberry County Council on Aging offered van rides from each apartment complex within the city limits beginning at 5 pm on Tuesday for those who were interested. After the ball drop with the fire department, the van began transports back to the apartment complexes.