The first-ever Whiteville Police National Night Out event included food, information booths, activities for the kids, and several other first responder organizations. Police Chief Douglas Ipock even took a turn in the dunking booth.
Whiteville Fire and Whiteville Rescue Unit personnel showed off some of their equipment, while Donayre Cancer Center and other groups helped visitors learn more about what they do.
Whiteville Police and local donors provided hot dogs, drinks and treats for visitors, while local leadership got splashed in the dunking booth.
National Night Out was held in hundreds of cities across the country Tuesday. The event is observed in October and August, and is designed to help citizens get to know their local first responders as well as build bridges between law enforcement and the public.