On Tuesday, August 7nd, the residents of Nevada joined forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “29th Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event.
National Night Out, which is co-sponsored locally by the City of Nevada Police Department and Parks Department, involves over 15,325 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. In all, over 37.1 million people were expected to participate in ‘America’s Night Out Against Crime’.
In Nevada, we hosted a swim party at the Aquatic Center with over 400 people enjoying hot dogs, drinks and popsicles and giveaways including a window air conditioner. Mayor Brian Leonard presented Chief Graham Burnley with a Proclamation for 2012 National Night Out. Sheena Dickey was the Master of Ceremonies for the evening. Door prizes were given away every thirty minutes, over 100 giveaways total!
Event sponsors included, 3M, Air Med, Bella Rose, Cavener’s Office Supply, Children’s Center, City of Nevada, Davison’s Shoes/Verco Sporting Goods, Family Video, First National Bank, Gideon’s, Girl Scouts, Head Start, Healthy Nevada, Heartland Behavioral Health Services, Heritage State Bank, Iguana Azul, Jenny’s California Café, KCP&L, Lions Club, McDonald’s, Missouri Highway Patrol, Moss House, Nevada Fire Department, Nevada Housing Authority, Nevada Police Department, Nevada Regional Medical Center, On My Own, Rinehart Jewelry, Sonic Drive In, Sutherland’s, United States Army, Vernon County Ambulance District, Vernon County Sheriff’s Department, Vernon County Youth Task Force, Wal-Mart, West Central Community Action Agency, Woods Supermarket and Y.M.C.A.,
National Project Coordinator Matt Peskin said, “This is a night for America to stand together to promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity. National Night Out showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in our fight to build a safer nation.”
On NNO, we invite neighborhoods nationwide to join us in Giving Crime and Drugs a Going Away Party.”