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2 years ago  ::  Jun 18, 2012 - 5:51PM #1
MMCSFOX
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AUG. 7, 2012

For anyone interested in hosting a block party for National Night Out Against Crime here are the helps.
 
www.natw.org/nno/toolkit.html


Now along with one other neighbor we have hosted great block partys with the primary purpose of getting to know all of our neighbors better. We cover with invitations a four block area. We generly have people there to fingerprint childeren, give out a lot of free safety stuff from the fire department and police department. The kids get to clinb around in a fire truck with firemen there to explain things to them. They get to meet City Councel members who drop by along with assorted police officers. The best thing is all of the great international food brought by neighbors, many who we meet for the first time there. We provide soft drinks and hot dogs but most people bring other great dishes. I also use  this as our turn to feed the Missionaries  from the three Wards in our Area. They always have a few tracts with them of course. The Missionaries always have great discussions with our Korean Christian neighbors.

NOTE: your local Police Department should be starting training for  this event about now so get in touch with them. Also so you will be listed for the  free stuff from the National Night Out Org.
YOUR LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENT SHOULD BE YOUR PRIMARY SOURCE OF CONTACT FOR THIS EVENT.


Jesse F.

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2 years ago  ::  Jul 11, 2012 - 7:16AM #2
MMCSFOX
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Aug. 7 2012 is anyone here having a block party?


 

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2 years ago  ::  Aug 10, 2012 - 12:33AM #3
MMCSFOX
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Well we had another great National Night Out Block Party 8-7-12. Actually we always turn the block party into a neighborhood party. We were ready at 6 PM for the people who started bringing food, and did not shut down until 10 PM. We met and got to know a number of new people in the area that were not here last year. We got a number of joggers, dog walkers and walkers to stop eat and talk. We had a fire dept. ladder truck here until almost 8 PM which gave a lot of little kids a chance to sit in the cab and blow short bursts on the siren. Two City Councilmen each spent some time chatting with everyone and our Police Chief stayed and chatted with everyone also. There were always various officers there with us listing to various citizens. OuR two local Missionaries had a great meal, talked with many and gave out many cards. If nothing more was accomplished we all had a good time with people we had not met before.

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