August 5 will be the National Night Out.

The celebration will feature food, public safety vehicles, backyard games with law enforcement officers, & a raffle of prizes provided by Target including 20 inch bikes (two for girls & two for boys). KISS FM/99.9 & LEAF & the Easel Rider Mobile Art Lab will provide entertainment for kids & adults. Public safety officers will be available to offer individuals & neighborhood groups tips & facts about crime prevention.

The touchy-feely circus is supposed to prevent crime, and it sure is less risky than pursuing leads and running down thugs. Festivities in Buncombe County will go down at 5:00 p.m. at Carrier Park.