National Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevention awareness is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and is scheduled for Tuesday, August 6, between 7-10 p.m.
The annual event challenges community members to take a stand against crime and drugs and is celebrating it’s 30th year of communities partnering with police to take a stand against crime.
The effort includes over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world and is expected to have a turn out of over 37 million people.
Neighborhoods are invited to fight back against crime by helping heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for anti-crime efforts, police-community partnerships and send a strong message to criminals, “Neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.”
Community members are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors, family and friends.
Festivities include block parities, cookouts, parades, flashlight walks, contents youth activities and anti-crime rallies.
The Kennesaw Police Department is hosting a community event and members are invited to Swift Cantrell Park, 3140 Old Highway 41, Kennesaw, Ga., to show their support.
Public safety vehicles will be on display from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the park, crime prevention information for adults and special handouts for kids will be made available while supplies last.
“This is a night for America to stand together and promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity. National Night Out Showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in our fight to build a safer nation.” said National Project Coordinator, Matt Peskin.
Swift Cantrell Park is a dog friendly park so don’t forget to bring your dog.
The NNO 2013 event is supported in part by Target, a national corporate sponsor.
Get involved, get your kids involved, encourage members of your neighborhood to get involved. Take time to get to know your neighbors and the community you live in.
It’s not too late to register your neighborhood for the event, register at NNO Event Registration.
The briefing sheet included in the information packet shares tips on how your group can win a plaque for their efforts.
If the group effort is too much then be sure to stop by Swift-Cantrell to show your support.
For additional information, visit National Night Out or Pam Davis (770) 424-8274 extension 3018 or email her at email@example.com