MASON CITY — Tuesday, Aug. 1, marks the 34th Anniversary for the annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event. 

Starting at 5 p.m. residents are encouraged to show solidarity by turning on porch lights and heading to the North Iowa Event Center for the free fun-packed “family affair” in the All Seasons bldg. 

A variety of activities will be held including a kid power pedal tractor pull event, bounce houses and balloon creations  by Today’s Your Day as well as displays and demonstrations presented by local community organizations and youth oriented programs. 

Free food will be served and there will be a drawing for prizes.

The event is sponsored in conjunction with the National Association of Town Watch, and locally by the Mason City Community Policing Advisory Board along with the Mason City Police Department.

The event will be held rain or shine.

Contact or call 421-3650 for more information.