By Tiffeny Owens
The Cullman Times
On the last Friday night before having to head back to school Monday morning, hundreds of kids will take over Hanceville for games, music and free food.
The annual Kids Night Out from 6-8 p.m. at C.W. Day Park will feature vehicles and equipment from local police, firefighters and emergency crews as well as face painting, inflatable slides, archery and more.
On Wednesday, teachers, parents and volunteers at Hanceville Elementary assembled 550 bags filled with school supplies for students to be ready to start the new school year.
“American Protein, the city and several local businesses and churches donated money, around $3,500 all together, to purchase all these supplies, and the bags will be in the classrooms for the kids for their first day,” said Hanceville Elementary Assistant Principal and City Councilwoman Kim Brown.
Hanceville’s Kids’ Night Out is just one of hundreds of similar Night Out events held across the country to give young people an opportunity to meet public safety officers in their communities.