2014 National Night Out
National Night Out is a great way to create awareness. It’s the perfect opportunity for neighbors to gather together in unity. The event encourages neighborhood residents to brainstorm ways to keep their neighborhood safe. Starting a neighborhood watch program is one of the ideas that will be discussed. It’s always a good idea to be proactive and to work together with your community. National Night Out provides the platform for those seeds to be planted.
Louisville residents can take a stand against crime and drugs. Residents can meet with local policemen first hand to discuss actions that can keep Louisville safe. This is a great opportunity for residents to learn more about their neighbors and their local first responders. It takes a group effort to keep Louisville safe, and the National Night Out strives to partner the two for maximized results. Not only that, but several local sponsors are chipping in to make the event possible. LG&E, Target and PNC are helping to fund tonight’s events.
Public safety and crime reduction aren’t the only things being discussed at National Night Out. Drug prevention will be encouraged tonight. It’s never too early to start teaching your children to say no. The National Night Out events will have a variety of activities set up for families to take part in. Special activities will be available for children. They will enjoy seeing McGruff and the Louisville mascots. A special child ID will be available for parents to make for their children. Guests can even try to dunk a police officer!
Residents will have the opportunity to see many features of the Louisville Metro Police Department. Highlights will include the dive team, bomb squad, mounted patrol, K-9 team and the air unit. Come out and say thank you to the men and women who are helping to keep Louisville safe and its residents protected. Along with the Louisville Metro Police Department units, the Red Cross blood mobile will be out and about. Continue the spirit of serving by donating blood tonight. Dare to Care Food Bank will be collecting food for the community.
Attenders should know that they’re not alone in their desire to take a stand against crime. In its thirty first year, communities all across the nation will be participating in National Night Out. Divisions one through eight will meet across Louisville at various locations from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Portland Community Center, Home Depot on Dixie Highway and Targets in Okolona and the Springhurst Towne Center will be hosting events. Additional divisions will be meeting at Russell Lee Park, Wyandotte Park and the Peterson-Dumesnil House.