MIAMI COUNTY — The city of Troy usually hosts thousands of community members during its annual National Night Out event, but due to a series of unforseeable circumstances, the Troy event has been cancelled this year.
According to Troy Police Department’s Capt. Joe Long, the police department was unable to pull together resources and volunteers to host its own National Night Out.
Long said due to the long-term illness and the passing of its National Night Out coordinator Cory Hollis, a member of the department’s auxiliary organization, the event was unable to move forward to be held this year.
“Due to circumstances beyond our control, we were unable to retain resources to host the event this year,” Long said.
Long said the event, which generally draws approximately 10,000 people, begins planning in January and relies on its auxiliary to assist with the event each year.
Long said the Troy Police Department’s Auxiliary organization is seeking volunteers. The organization currently has eight members who volunteer to help direct traffic, provide security, secure perimeters, and assist at various crime scenes and other events such as the Troy Strawberry Festival.
“We are always looking for more volunteers,” Long said. If you are interested in becoming a Troy Police Department Auxiliary member, contact Capt. Shawn McKinney at 339-7525 or email [email protected] for more information. Detailed information about the auxiliary organization can also be found on the police department’s page located at www.troyohio.gov.
The city of Piqua will be hosting 12 block parties throughout the city as part of its own National Night Out event.
From Downing Street to Greene Street, Piqua Central Intermediate School to Caldwell Street, Candlewood to Deerfield, Mote Lane to Fisher Drive, and even out at Indian Ridge, Piqua will be partying at approximately 12 locations on Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. during National Night Out.
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