National Night Out draws hundreds to Salisbury City Park

SALISBURY, Md. – “When there’s division, it causes chaos and that’s not what we want. Tonight we want unity,” said National Night Out attendee Dione Handy.

The Salisbury City Park was a sight to see Tuesday, as hundreds of people made their way to celebrate the city’s National Night Out.

“We come out to support the community, have a great time, and vendor,” said Latesha Richardson.

From rock climbing to friendly competitions, free hot dogs and more, it was a night for everyone to enjoy.

“I’m here with the church over there, Living Bread Worship Center, we’re doing face painting. And we’re just out here having fun, trying to make new friends,” said Kaydhn Burgess.

But we’re told the initaitve that’s celebrated across the country has an even more important goal to achieve: Strengthening the relationship between the community and our men and women in blue.

“There’s so much hate in the world. And to bring everybody together and just enjoy everybody, that’s important,”said Dale Wigglesworth.

“It’s great with what the police officers are doing to help out and show them that all of them are not bad but they’re good as well during a time of need when we call on them,” said Richardson.

Families who attended the event tell 47 ABC programs like these are critical to ensure communities thrive, by bringing everyone together instead of causing a divide.

“It’s important for everybody to understand that nobody is working against each other. That networking is important, and showing empathy and integrity is vital,” said Handy.

And by doing so they say they’re investing in the future of this city and making sure it continues to thrive.

“We have nice and good people in this community and we want everybody to be on the same accord,” said Handy.

 

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