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Bailey plans big National Night Out

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BAILEY — Police Chief Steve Boraski is swinging for the fences this year with the second annual National Night Out.

With so many other events canceled, including Middlesex’s Night Out and other events moving online like Wilson’s N.C. Whirligig Festival, Bailey’s National Night Out may be the best shot at a big party this year.

Set for 5:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 4, the event is stacking up to be special.

“I am hoping for a good turnout,” Boraski said. “We have five food trucks coming, we have a lot of nice prizes to bid on. I have secured masks, we are going to put food trucks 10-15 feet apart on one side. The raffle will be by the police department. My wife will be running this. I hope people come out to support Bailey Elementary School.”

As with last year, all money the town raises during the block party will be donated to the school. 

This year’s event will last only three hours, Boraski said.

“Let’s hope everyone wants to come out for good food and a good cause,” Boraski said.

The five food trucks that have agreed to participate are Cattails Q, Moonrunners, Fired Up Pizza & BBQ, Tacos Matehuala and Goodness Grace Us.

Boraski said he’s excited to have local businesses donate to the raffles at National Night Out. The following companies have donated money or raffle prizes for the event:

• 3 Star Kettle Corn donated four big bags of kettle corn.

• Bailey Pharmacy donated $100.

• Tracy’s Cafe donated two $25 gift cards.

• Bailey Car Wash donated a free car wash.

• Sally Grimes Florist donated two floral centerpieces.

• Huley Hinnant Barbershop donated one free haircut.

• Shampoochies Pet Salon donated two $45 gift certificates.

• Rudy’s Lawn & Landscaping donated a $65 yard trim for a Bailey home.

• Cecil and Janet Hawley donated a gas grill.

• Bailey Pharmacy donated $100.

• Bailey Car Wash donated a free car wash.

• Tacos Matehuala donated $250.

• Image Designs donated four Low Country hats and a T-shirt.

• Kokomo Hair donated a shampoo and conditioner set.

• Cardenas Garage donated two coupons for free oil changes.

• Golden Girls Tanning donated two coupons good for 10 visits each.

• Stone Auction and Realty donated $200 to purchase gift cards.

• Exchange Barbershop donated four haircuts.

• Grass Worx Landscaping Service donated lawn service for a residential home.

• Southern Q donated a 25-person catered barbecue meal with homemade coleslaw.

• PGA pro Chip Watson donated four free rounds of golf.

• Smoken Souls donated six coupons for one-pound bags of barbecue.

“It’s going to be a big turnout,” Boraski said. 

He previously said that he discussed it with Mayor Thomas Richards and they agreed the town should move forward with the event.

Bailey held last year’s festival along Main Street in front of the police station.

Middlesex’s event is canceled. Spring Hope hasn’t recently participated in National Night Out.