Residents in Bryan and Bucyrus are taking part in a national event to fight crime tonight in the 21st annual National Night Out, a crime and drug prevention event.
According to a National Association of Town Watch Web site, more than 34 million people participated in last year's National Night Out.
In Bryan, the police department, in partnership with the Northeast Neighborhood Association and the Lady Eagles Auxiliary, will meet at Mattie Marsh Park between 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Live music will be provided along with a car display and a K-9 unit along with a safety pup. The health department and the Bryan Fire Department will be there with Andy the ambulance.
In Bucyrus, a kick-off event will be at Aumiller Park in Bucyrus from 5 to 7 p.m. It will feature a Bucyrus police cruiser, state patrol cruiser, ambulance, fire truck, and possibly a medical helicopter.
Officers will discuss safety, and there will be live acoustic music. A blood drive will be from 2 to 7 p.m. at the park, a spokesman said.