National Night Out - Tonight, Tuesday 08/05/08

What is National Night Out? It's America's Night Out Against Crime!

The "25th Annual National Night Out" (NNO), a unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 5, 2008. We cordially invite you and your community to be a part of our NIGHT OUT 2008 team.

Last year's National Night Out campaign involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 10,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. In all, over 35 million people participated in National Night Out 2007.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is designed to:

Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Ward 6 has scheduled 2 National Night Out events:

Sherwood Recreation Center, 640 10th Street, NE, 5:00 – 9:00 pm

Potomac Avenue & 13th Street, SE (outdoors near the Harris Teeter), 6:30 – 9:00 pm

There will be fun activities with refreshments and entertainment for the entire family!

So, stop by one of the events, take a stroll through your neighborhood this evening or sit on your front porch for a spell.

(Disclosure: Portions of this post have been excerpted from National Night Out website and Tommy Wells' Blog)

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