Deadline to register is Friday, September 30
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. The deadline for registering a party is 4 p.m. on Friday, September 30.
The NNO campaign is a way to build neighborhood unity and strengthen police-community partnerships.