On Tuesday, Oct. 3, neighborhoods throughout Longview are being invited to plan neighborhood parties for the “34th Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event.
The City of Longview, the Longview Police Department, Partners in Prevention and the Gregg County Sheriff’s Office proudly coordinate this annual event for the first Tuesday in October. Parties can be as simple as hanging out with friends and enjoying some good food. In the past, some parties have had pony rides, dunking booths, music, and clowns. Take the first step in bringing your neighborhood closer together and making it a safer place by registering your party.
National Night Out unites communities and local law enforcement by holding annual parties to encourage neighbors to get to know their neighbors, to build a partnership between the police and the community and to educate everyone on crime prevention. All this is done with the main goal of creating a safer place to live.
Thanks to everyone’s efforts. Last year, Longview placed 14th in the Nation by the National Association of Town Watch for Outstanding Participation for our population size. You, the citizens, hosted over 100 parties across the area in 2016. This year we would love to see even more parties hosted.
The National Night Out Kick-Off Event is on Tuesday, Sept. 5 from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Complex, 100 Grand Blvd. Attendees can pick up signs to promote the October parties, mingle with local law enforcement and enjoy free food (for the first 300 people).