Just one week from today, on Tuesday, August 4, 2009, neighborhoods across the country will celebrate the 26th Annual National Night Out.
Sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), the night is designed to:
- Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
- Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs;
- Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
- Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
We support all those ideas, but what we really like is the chance to block off our street, let the kids bike, skate or play with abandon, and share fun and food with our neighbors.
If you’re really organized, you could probably get your own celebration up and running by next week but if not, come join us on East Howell and see what the fuss is all about. Click here for pictures from our 2008 gathering.