The Osakis Fire Department, Police and Emergency Medical Responders will host the first-ever National Night Out in Osakis, on Tuesday, Aug. 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Park Osagi.

The evening will be filled with food, activities and fun for the entire family, organizers say.

Firefighters, police officers and medical responders will be serving hot dog/brats, along with chips and water, and free-will donations will be accepted.

“Kids’ games will be available to make this a family fun night that exemplifies the great community of Osakis,” noted Fire Chief Travis Middendorf, Police Chief Chad Gulbranson and Osakis First Responder Jason Schultz.

Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August.

The events are designed to enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. It also provides an opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

For the Osakis event, invitations have been sent out to the Long Prairie Ambulance and North Memorial Ambulance services and Douglas and Todd County sheriff’s offices to showcase their vehicles. The Osakis city crews will also bring in some of their equipment.

The goal is to make this an annual event in Osakis. Those who donate will be listed on the Facebook pages of the fire, EMR or police as well as appearing on a thank you banner. To donate, contact one of the three groups.

All money donated will stay in the community of Osakis for future National Night Out events.