National Night Out

National Night Out 

Brought to you by

The City of Opelika & Concerned Citizens of Opelika

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 from 5:30 PM-8:30 PM


Opelika’s National Night Out started several years ago with Mattie Clark and Oscar Penn, founders of the Concerned Citizens of Opelika. Valestine Penn soon became the chair of the event and has hosted NNO at Covington Center the past few years. 

This year, the Concerned Citizens of Opelika have partnered with the City of Opelika to bring the event to courthouse square.

National Night Out is a Community-Building Campaign, to raise awareness on the following topics: Public Safety, Crime Prevention, Health, Education and Youth Programs.

Attendees will have the chance to interact with first responders from the Opelika Police Department, Opelika Fire Department, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, East Alabama Emergency Medical Services and Lee County Emergency Management Agency. Local community organizations will also provide resources and educational information. There will be free food, drinks, games, activities, live music and much more!

Attendees can also help us CRAM the CRUISER. First responders will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Food Bank of East Alabama. 


Copy of NNO-2

Valestine Penn, Chair

Oscar Penn, Co-Chair

Versión en español


HS Logo
Opelika Seal full color in 300 dpi resolution
Glynn Smith
GSF light logo
Housing Authority
Orange W set JPG

Thank You to the following businesses for their donations to Opelika's NNO

2021 Vendors & Resources

Alabama Council on Human Relations


Auburn Regional Autism Network

Back the Badge Lee County

Boonie Hat Coffee

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lee County

Child Care Resource Center

Christian Womens Job Corps

Christie Ray Hill & Eric McDade State Farm

Circles of Opelika

Critical Insights Consulting, LLC

Destinasion Divas

Diabetes & Nutrition Center of EAMC

Domestic Violence Intervention Center

Envision Opelika 

Family Guidance Center of Alabama

Girls STEPS Inc.

Greater Peace Baptist Church

Heritage House

League of Women Voters of East Alabama

Lee County CASA

Lee County District Attorney’s Office

Lee County Humane Society 

Lee County Literacy Coalition

Lee County Remembrance Project

Lee County Youth Development Center

Lee Russell Council of Governments

Moms Demand Action/Be SMART for Kids 

Morning Star #734


One Accord Social Club 

Opelika Housing Authority

Opelika Parks & Rec

Opelika Public Library

Project Uplift

Rape Counselors of East Alabama

REACH Organization

Southern Union State Community College Adult Education


The Curtis House

The Front Porch

Unity Health & Wellness Center

United Way of Lee County

Veterans Affairs

Village Friends


Opelika's National Night Out would not be possible with out the help from our community. Individuals or organizations interested in volunteering should complete the Volunteer Form and return to Allison Duke at [email protected] by Monday, July 26, 2021.