Successful National Night Out

Submitted by ub on Wed, 08/07/2013 - 14:35

National Night Out is organized in conjunction with various police organizations nationwide, is to inform the public about various police and community programs.

Drug prevention initiatives, town watch organizations, or even tips on how to burglar proof your home, are only a few of the educational highlights of a typical National Night Out gathering.

Since National Night Out always occurs on the first Tuesday in August, this year's milestone 30th annual gathering and festivities took place Tuesday, August 6, 2013 in neighborhood communities from coast to coast.

The event was established in 1984 by Matt Peskin of the National Association of Town Watch.

The first National Night Outs were fairly simple. In most communities, it amounted largely to lights on vigils and some basic information being delivered to the community. The event was quite popular however, drawing out two and one half million participants in both Canada and the United States.

Today, National Night Out draws in over 37 million people from over ten thousand different communities across North America, and the event has changed in other ways, too.

Now, the focus of National Night Out is on bringing neighbors and communities together, with festivals, block parties, cookouts, parades, and various other similar events as common ways for communities to come together on National Night Out. To join in the serious fun, call your local police precinct or surf around the Net for more information.

The organization behind National Night Out is always looking to add new communities to their rosters, and they make it very easy for unrepresented communities to join their ranks. Organizers provide National Night Out promotional material and promotion ideas, tips and guidelines on how to organize, and samples of press releases and proclamations that can be modified to get the word out about a new community's first National Night Out.

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