On Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, citizens in neighborhoods across Texarkana will be turning their lights on and getting together with friends and neighbors for an evening outside to celebrate the “31st Annual NATIONAL NIGHT OUT”.
The National Night Out has proven to be an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program to promote “neighborhood spirit” and “community partnerships”. National Night Out, a year-long community building campaign, is designed to:
- Heighten crime prevention awareness
- Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs
- Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships
- Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
Representatives from the Police Department, Fire Department, and City Hall will start our visits this year at approximately 6:00pm. We’ll be available for questions and you can share your concerns about police services in your neighborhood.
Texarkana, Texas Mayor Bob Bruggeman encourages community leaders to organize an event to participate in this national effort.
“Not only will a National Night Out Block Party enable you to meet your neighbors and get to know them better, but it will start the relationships you need to keep your family, friends, homes and neighborhood safe,” Bruggeman said. “This event could be the catalyst to creating a neighborhood watch, or an emergency contact list. If nothing else, this event could be a good time to get together, have a potluck, and play some backyard games. “
If you are in interested in participating in this exceptional community event and live in Texarkana, Arkansas, please call and register your party at 903-798-3187 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t delay!
Texarkana, Texas Residents are encouraged to visit the city’s website at http://ci.texarkana.tx.us and register their event under “How Do I”.