Kenosha County to mark National Night Out with events on Tuesday

Annual community-building campaign promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie


Kenosha County is located in the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Its population in 2019 was estimated to be 169,561, making it the eighth most populous county in Wisconsin. The county is named after the county seat, Kenosha, the fourth largest city in Wisconsin.

National Night Out will be celebrated at four Kenosha locations 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday (Aug. 2), County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced.

The locations are:

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie, all with the goal of making neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.

“These are great events that give people a chance to get out, build relationships and have some fun,” Kerkman said. “And in doing this, we make our community stronger.”

Each location will feature free food, games, activities, prizes and entertainment. There will also be community resource tables with information from agencies including the Kenosha Unified School District, the Racine-Kenosha Community Action Agency, Kenosha County Public Health, UMOS Energy Assistance, Rogers Behavioral Health, and many more.

All children must be accompanied by an adult to participate in the National Night Out activities, said Donna Rhodes, Gang Intervention Supervisor for the Kenosha County Division of Children and Family Services, which helps to coordinate the events.

“We hope you’ll come out and share in a great night of community building,” Rhodes said.