Topeka community takes a stand to unite as one

Published: Aug. 5, 2023 at 6:25 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Shawnee County’s annual National Night Out kicked off on August 5.

National Night Out is a country-wide endeavor to unite communities in safety.

13News visited Oakland Community Center and Hi-Crest which were only two of the 37 communities to participate in the event.

The event allowed the community to come together with police, fire departments, and sheriffs offices to interact with one another.

People of all ages enjoyed playing games, eating delicious food and meeting one another.

Sheriff Brian Hill said the event aims at helping to build the community and unite them.

“It’s just good community interaction and a family atmosphere,” said Hill. “All of the citizens in Shawnee County get to come together, we get to meet each other. It’s good interaction from us in law enforcement to meet people outside of our daily duties.”