Updated from print version.
Friday at 4 p.m. is the last chance to sign up to host a National Night Out Party. The event is scheduled for Tuesday October 4, and so far, only seven parties have been planned.
District B has two, Academy Park will play host, beginning at 6 p.m; 615 Cherry St., beginning at 6 p.m.
District C has four, with 713 Crichton Street from 6 until 8 p.m.; Town & Country at 614 Weston Street from 2 until 7 p.m.; and Fuller Center of Webster, 111 Millard Fuller Drive, beginning at 6 p.m; 503 W. R. Reeder, beginning at 6 p.m.
In District D, Woodhaven Subdivision will play host, beginning at 6 p.m.; and in District E, 1102 Louisiana Avenue will be partying from 6:30 until 9 p.m.
District A has no schedule parties.
Magaline Quarles, Chairperson for National Night Out, (NNO) along with Mayor Bill Robertson, Police Chief Steve Cropper and the other members of the city council, invite neighborhoods city-wide to support this year's theme, "Give Neighborhood Crime & Drugs A Going Away Party."
"Neighborhoods throughout Minden are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nation-wide for the 26th Annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event," Quarles said.
NNO is designed to heighten crime- and drug-prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and send a message to criminals, letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
On Tuesday, October 4 from 6 until 9 p.m., residential neighborhoods throughout Minden and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police.
"Many neighborhoods in Minden will be hosting a variety of special events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, visits from police, flashlight walks, contests, youth activities and anti-crime and drug rallies," Quarles said.
Those interested in hosting a block party can register at city hall or call 377-2144.