On Tuesday, Sept. 3, the celebration begins for the “36th Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event with a party at the Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Complex. During this event, citizens are encouraged to attend for a night of fun and to learn how to host a successful neighborhood party for the upcoming National Night Out event on the first Tuesday in October.
The City of Longview, the Longview Police Department, Partners in Prevention and the Gregg County Sheriff’s Office proudly coordinate this annual event. 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.
Last year, Longview placed 12th in the Nation by the National Association of Town Watch for Outstanding Participation for our population size. Citizens hosted over 100 parties across the area in 2018.
Again, The National Night Out Kick-Off Party will be held at the Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Complex on Tuesday, Sept. 3, starting at 6 p.m.
For more information, please visit: LongviewTexas.gov/NNO