NATCHITOCHES – More than 15 neighborhoods and communities throughout Natchitoches parish will participate in National Night Out on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.
Started in 1984, “America’s Night Out Against Crime” began as a way for neighborhoods to take a stand against crime by promoting involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships and community pride.
Events will include guest speakers from law enforcement and fire protection and appearances by mascots such as Sparky the Fire Dog, Daren the Lion and Eddie Eagle. Additional events will include parades, performances, cook-outs and self-defense classes. All events will take place on Tuesday evening between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Events are free and open to the public.
The following neighborhoods and communities have registered to host National Night Out Events: East Natchitoches; Town South/Pan Am; J. W. Thomas Apartments, Jackson Square and Bailey Heights Residents; Carters Mobile Home; Highland Recreation Park and Woodyard Subdivision; Town of Campti; Village of Natchez; Airport Road; Melrose; Ashland; Amulet Street; Lakeview Apartments; Goodwill Baptist Church; Living Waters Ministries; and the Council on Aging.
For more information on National Night Out or event schedules and locations, please contact NPSO Director of Community Services Merry Byers at (318) 238-7550.