Monday, August 02, 2010

Join your neighbors for fun and food on Tuesday, Aug. 3 for National Night Out 2010

Drawing by Brandon Dahmen

Find a party in your neighborhood:

On Tuesday, August 3, neighborhoods throughout Duluth are joining forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 27th National Night Out. National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of TownWatch and co-sponsored locally by the Duluth Police Department. It will involve over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and U.S. military bases around the world. Over 37 million people are expected to participate in “America’s Night Out Against Crime.” National Night Out 2010 is being supported in part by TARGET, the national corporate sponsor.

In Duluth, there are over 60 events planned such as block parties, cookouts, youth activities, anti-crime rallies, and visits from police officers and police K9’s. This is a night for America to stand together to promote awareness, safety, and neighborhood unity. National Night Out showcases police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in to build a safer nation. The neighborhood community clubs and Duluth Police Department encourage the public to give “Crime and Drugs a going away party.” Go to click on “Local Event Listing” under the “National Night Out” icon to find an event/party in your neighborhood.