Westerville to host National Night Out
On Tuesday, August 2, the City of Westerville will again participate in “America’s Night Out Against Crime.” The nationwide event is known as “National Night Out,” and will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
National Night Out has been in existence for 27 years. It is designed to 1) heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; 2) generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; 3) strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships; and 4) send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
Sixteen block watches throughout the city will host block parties in their neighborhoods. Activities include dessert night, potlucks, hula hoop contest, music, limbo, tricycle races for teens, hoop shootout, balloon launches, flashlight walks, face painting, prize raffles, K-9 demonstrations, and visits from police officers and safety friends, including “Officer Friendly,” “PC: The Patrol Car,” and “McGruff.”
For a list of block parties, please contact Carrie Ryan, Westerville Division of Police Crime Specialist at (614) 901-6490.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Information from City of Westerville press release)