National Night Out ~ 08.03.2010Posted: Thursday, August 12, 2010
Taken from the National Night Out 2010 website…
What is National Night Out?
It’s America’s Night Out Against Crime!
The “27th Annual National Night Out” (NNO), a unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by theNational Association of Town Watch (NATW), has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 3, 2010 (Texas will celebrate on October 5th, 2010). We cordially invite you and your community to be a part of our NIGHT OUT 2010 team.
Last year’s National Night Out campaign involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. In all, over 36 million people participated in National Night Out 2009.
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.
Southern Barton Heights had a great time hanging out together…strengthening our community spirit and enhancing our partnership with the police! I personally appreciate all that they have done for us in our community. Although our streets still have a bit of crime, our community should be better known for its history, its wonderful architecture, a mix of great people who have been around for ages and those of us who moved in more recently, young and old, different races, religions, classes, and beliefs…..and I LOVE IT! I can’t imagine living anywhere else!
I wish my pictures better reflected the diversity of our community. And…yes…that is our very own Councilwoman and VP – Ellen Robertson on the dance floor!!!