Effort to postpone St. Charles Night Out to beat heat fails

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ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI)-- The city of St. Charles pushed its “St. Charles Night Out” celebration from August to September with the hopes of avoiding the heat; however, the temperature on the night of the celebration was about 95 degrees.

Monday, people gathered at various locations in the city to celebrate the event that connects law enforcement officers with the community.

“Waiting to avoid the heat didn’t work, but I am a firm believer that having the community involved in policing crime is the best way to do it,” St. Charles Police Chief Randy McKinley said.

The night is dedicated to curbing crime, but the heat was the topic of discussion during the event.

The chief said he may consider moving past September, “We may because it is warm."

The event is similar of “National Night Out.” “It’s really our version here in St. Charles,” McKinley explained.