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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 13, 2020
With public health and safety in mind, the Springfield National Night Out planning committee has decided to cancel this year’s event (originally scheduled for Tuesday, August 4th, and then postponed to Tuesday, October 6th).
National Night Out is a great community event that aims to bring people together with the goal of enhancing police-community relations. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and recommendations from the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, we do not believe it is in the best interest of public health and safety to host a large gathering this year.
We are thankful for the public’s understanding in making this difficult decision and we look forward to beginning plans for 2021 National Night Out.
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Media Contact: PAO Jasmine Bailey417-864-1786[email protected]