Townsend Police Chief Rick Bailey, center, hams it up with Jim  Speedy  Reedy, left, and Shelton  Duckie  Dobson from Aleppo Shriners Clown Unit at during
Townsend Police Chief Rick Bailey, center, hams it up with Jim Speedy Reedy, left, and Shelton Duckie Dobson from Aleppo Shriners Clown Unit at during the 2017 National Night Out in Townsend. This year s event will be held on Aug. 7 at North Middlesex Regional High School. NASHOBA VALLEY VOICE / DAVID H. BROW

Townsend Police Chief Rick Bailey has announced that the department is hosting National Night Out on August 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the North Middlesex Regional High School in Townsend.

This free event is part of nation-wide initiative to increase awareness about police programs in communities and help foster strong bonds between police and members of the community. It's held in cities and towns across the country on the first Tuesday in August.

"Last year's response was so positive we needed a larger location and had to move the event to the high school." Bailey said in a release. "The event will have something for everyone.

There will be games and activities for all ages and all games, crafts, and other activities are free, but vendors will be allowed to sell products as way to promote and support our local businesses.


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