The City of Newberry will celebrate National Night out on Aug. 7.
The event will again be held at Marion Davis Park from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
The Newberry Police department will have Little Caesar’s Pizza, lemonade, water and watermelon and lots of games at the event.
There will be free transportation to the event courtesy of the Newberry County Council on Aging.. The bus will start pick-ups at 6 p.m. on a track that will leave Marion Davis Park, circle through Grant Homes, the parking lot at Lewis Memorial Church, onto Wells Park for third pick-up, continue to the gravel athletic club parking lot on College Street for a fourth pick-up and then making one final stop near Oakland Park before the bus makes its way back to the Marion Davis Park.
One of the highlights of this year’s contest will be the challenge-a-chief contest taking place.
In the chief’s challenge the two city chiefs will be available to throw horseshoes against any and all event attendees. A person can pick either chief or charity, pay $1, and throw one shoe against the selected chief.
If the contestant wins they get a prize; if the chief wins the challenger gets to feel good about making a donation to a great charity they support.
At the end of the night whichever chief or charity raises the most funds gets to donate all proceeds to “their” charity so this encourages participants to play multiple times to help support their cause.
Newberry Police Chief, Jackie Swindler will be throwing for the local Young Life program, and Fire Chief, Keith Minick will be throwing for Bridges from Augusta (a non-profit that helps burn victims after fires have devastated their lives).
“The NNO event in Newberry is really a public safety event and we involve both aspects of our public safety team which is fire and police,” said Newberry City Assistant Administrator Matt DeWitt. “We have a feeling this year’s event will be a big hit for kids and the young at heart alike. What a great opportunity to fellowship with your neighbors while showing you believe in keeping our neighborhoods and community safe.”