National Night Out is coming up on Tuesday, August 3rd. It's a time for neighborhoods to gather together, get to know each other and meet local law enforcement officials.

To celebrate, Riverside Church in Sauk Rapids is hosting a free event for the community from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. If your neighborhood isn't hosting an event of their own, this is a great alternative.

You'll be able to meet neighbors and people who attend the church as well as eat some free food, let the kids play on the inflatables, play some games and interact with some of the local first responders who will be in attendance.

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Riverside Church is located at 1702 Highview Drive West.

A few weeks ago the City of Sartell was encouraging local neighborhoods to register their block parties. That way, local law enforcement knows where to go.

According to a past Facebook post from the Sartell Police Department, "Residents of Sartell are encouraged to turn on their porch lights and spend the evening outdoors, visiting with neighbors and public safety officials."

The goal of the event is to get to know one another and create a safer community for everyone.

If you live in Sartell and you'd like to participate, you can register your neighborhood with Sartell's police clerk, Amber Molitor. Her email is You can also reach her by phone at 320-258-7353.


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