Amber Berry, Lieutenant Wessel, and Officer Patrick

Amber Berry, Lieutenant Wessel, and Officer Patrick serve up hot dogs for guests at this year's National Night Out at Ashland Central Park. Photo by Carly Carver.

ASHLAND Local police hosted an event at Central Park that brought in more than a hundred attendees with the goal of strengthening police and community partnerships.

The Ashland Police Department’s National Night Out was held on Tuesday evening. Police officers and city workers served up hot dogs. Dozens of local businesses and charities passed out school supplies and activities for children. There were inflatables and activities set up for children as well as a live band that performed on stage.

Peanut the Clown

Peanut the Clown attended this year's National Night Out at Ashland Central Park. Peanut blew up balloons for eager children. Photo by Carly Carver.

APD officer Troy Patrick said the event is part of an annual nationwide event to raise crime prevention awareness, strength community and police partnerships, and generate participation in Neighborhood Watch Programs.

National Night Out

This year's National Night Out at Ashland Central Park was a success, with hundreds of guests coming out to participate in the annual Ashland Police Department event. Photo by Carly Carver. 

For more information on the National Night Out, contact Patrick at (606) 327-2020.