National Night Out

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM


Opelika’s National Night Out started several years ago with the Concerned Citizens of Opelika hosting at Covington Rec Center. In 2021, the event moved to it's new location in 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!

This year's event is planned by a committee consisting of community partners lead by Chairman Valestine Penn and Co-Chair Sherri Reese. 


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Thank you to the following sponsors for making this year's National Night Out possible!

Chief Sponsors

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Glynn Smith New

Captain & Lieutenant Sponsors

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Interested in donating or supporting the October 3 National Night Out event? Complete the Sponsor Form or contact Leigh Krehling.

Vendors & Resources

Interested in participating in the October 3 National Night Out in Courthouse Square? Complete the vendor form or contact Allison Duke

National Night Out is an Annual Community-Building Campaign, to raise awareness on the following topics: Public Safety, Crime Prevention, Health, Education and Youth Programs. It will be a mandatory requirement for all vendors to indicate on the application how they will promote one of these topics.

2023 Resources


AIDB- Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind

AL Cooperative Extension System planning

Alabama Council on Human Relations Head Start (ACHR)

Alabama Department of Public Health

Alabama Healthy Marriage & Relationship Education AHMRE

All Kids

Auburn Public Safety

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Chattahoochee Valley

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lee County

Child Care Resource Center/Dad's League

Christian Women's Job Corp

Circles Opelika

COSA- Council on Substance Abuse

Crawford Masonic Lodge ID Booth

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Auburn Alumnae Chapter

Domestic Violence Intervention Center

Dream Day Foundation

East Alabama EMS

East Alabama Mental Health

Envision Opelika

Family Guidance Center of Alabama

Girls STEPS, Inc.


Hooked Martial Arts & Fitness

Keep Opelika Beautiful

League of Women Voters of East Alabama

Lee County CASA & Keeping Family Connections

Lee County District Attorney's Office

Lee County EMA

Lee County Humane Society

Lee County Literacy Coalition

Lee County Sheriff's Office

Lee County Youth Development Center

Legal Services of Alabama

Make Your Move

Moms Demand Action

Morning Star #734


Neighborhood Mobile Wellness

Opelika Bicycle Advisory Committee

Opelika Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association

Opelika Fire Department

Opelika High School Art Club

Opelika Housing Authority

Opelika Police Department

Opelika Public Library

Rape Counselors of East Alabama

Regional Autism Network at AU

Right at Home

SUSCC Adult Education


The Curtis House

United Way of Lee County

Unity Wellness Center

Valley Rescue Mission

Viable Solutions


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, September 18, 2023.