The Dagsboro Business Alliance this week was putting the final touches on the second annual Dagsboro National Night Out event, which is set to take place Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. on the grounds of the Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Company.
And thanks to local sponsors, noted Audrey Miller, president of the DBA, the event “will continue to be a totally free event for the community.”
“We’ve received a number of generous donations from sponsors,” Miller said. “It will be the perfect evening to show the mix of law enforcement, town officials, local businesses and residents all together in action. We are looking forward to a great variety of activities this year for the whole family.”
There will be demonstrations by police K-9 units as well as the Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Company and DNREC, free food from local businesses, and music and entertainment provided by a DJ. Eddie the Eagle is also scheduled to make an appearance.
Miller also pointed out the contributions of their “Chief Level” sponsors, which included Morse Roofing, Murray Sod, Mountaire, Juan Johnson State Farm and the Clayton Theatre.
Those who attend will also have chances to win raffle prizes from local businesses.
Following 2018’s successful debut, there was little doubt that this would become an annual affair for the community, Miller added.
“Last year was our first year doing something like this, and the Dagsboro Business Alliance wasn’t really official yet,” Miller previously noted. “We were really looking forward to planning this year’s event right after last year. DBA is official now, and we’ve strengthened our relationships with the community and businesses. We are really excited to make this a really big party every year going forward.”
The “block party” event is a joint effort between the DBA, the Dagsboro Police Department and the Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Company.
The National Night Out is not just a local event, but rather a nationwide initiative that culminates annually on the first Tuesday in August. Its purpose is to enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement, while bringing back a true sense of community. It is celebrated by millions of neighbors across thousands of communities nationwide.
For more information on the National Night Out event in Dagsboro, check out the Facebook pages for Shop Dagsboro or the Town of Dagsboro. People can also become a part of the DBA to help sponsor this and other community events.
By Jason Feather