National Night Out planned Aug. 7


Huron Police invite groups to join them

HURON — Businesses, civic organizations, the public and others are being invited by the Huron Police Department to participate in National Night Out next month.
It will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7 in Campbell Park.
National Night Out is a campaign involving citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses and local officials designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness and generate support for and participation in local anti-crime programs.
Its purpose is also to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
This is the 35th year for the national event.
Capt. Mark Johnson said the goal is to have a citywide block party, including food, informational booths, contests, demonstrations and various youth activities.
“We are looking for individuals to help fill all these categories, along with donations to keep everything free to the public,” he said.
Last year’s National Night Out involved more than 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. In all, more than 37 million people participated.
Anyone interested in participating or who would like more information is asked to contact Johnson at 353-8550 or  [email protected]  

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