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Summertime on the block: National Night Out promotes great cause at home

Don’t think that summer is winding down now that the 4th of July is over or if you don’t have time to take a vacay that you can’t have a great “staycation”—there are still plenty of fun filled, celebrations to enjoy. August 6th 2013 is the perfect night to get outside in your hometown and get to know your neighbors; from block parties, to parades to just a good old fashioned cook-out with games, National Night Out is an annual event designed to strengthen communities at home. The goal is to heighten crime-prevention awareness, build support and participation in local anti-crime programs, and most importantly, send a message that our neighborhoods are organized—strong and active.

The introduction of National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime”, began in 1984 as an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, and neighborhood camaraderie. Today, the event involves over 37 million people and 15,000 communities from all fifty states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases internationally.

This kind of event represents the spirit, energy and determination to help make our hometowns safer and more active all year long. So gather together some locals and whether it’s a kick-ball challenge or just some dogs on the grill, it’s another reason to be enjoying summertime in your city…

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