Food, fun, family at National Night Out

Travis Kidd performed at Claremore Police Department's National Night Out last year and will return Tuesday.

It has all the makings of a perfect summer night.

Claremore Police Department is gearing up for the return of their community-centered event, National Night Out.

On Tuesday, Aug. 7. the department welcomes the community to their free event feature live music, food, and fun for the whole family.

Chief Stan Brown said live music will be provided by local favorite, Travis Kidd.

The event is held at the Claremore Lake Splash Pad and guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Brown said food, water, ice cream and son cones will all be available at no charge.

"In years past food has been provided by Mercy Chefs, a local non-profit organization," said Deputy Chief Steve Cox. "But they are unavailable, as they will be in California helping with wildfire relief."

But, Cox said, nothing says summer better than barbecue.

So, CPD will be catering in Billy Sims Barbecue at no charge to the community.

NNO is from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

This year will mark the eighth National Night Out event held by CPD.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes community-police partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live," said CPD, adding that there are over 16,000 communities across the nation that participate in the event.

According to NNO, the event, "enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community and provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.”