WEST FARGO — After staying apart for most of 2020 and much of 2021, the community is being invited back together by the West Fargo Police Department when it hosts the annual Night to Unite event next week.

West Fargo's Night to Unite will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Elmwood Park. Across the nation, other police, fire and emergency agencies will be hosting their own Night to Unite event at the same time.

At Elmwood Park, demonstrations, five food trucks, activities for all ages, information booths and chances to say hello to local police officers, firefighters and EMTS will be available throughout the evening.

“We are excited to continue this annual community event with over 40 different booths for attendees to visit,” said Sari Supler, Night to Unite coordinator and evidence technician for the West Fargo Police Department in a release. “There is something for every member of the family.”

As part of the event, the West Fargo Police Department, the K-9 Unit, SWAT team, bomb squad, the West Fargo Fire Department and arson investigation canine, will be offering demonstrations of their daily skills used by each department.

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A Vitalant blood drive will also be on hand at the park along with a DJ.

“Night to Unite is a yearly opportunity to come together as a community, strengthen relationships and have fun,” Chief of Police Denis Otterness said in a release. “We are excited to offer this community event once again this year after missing 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Attendees will receive passports to complete activities throughout the event and once done, the passports can be turned in to be entered into a prize drawing.

The event is free to the public.