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31st Annual National Night Out

National Night Out

National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime”, began in 1984 in an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. NATW’s National Night Out program culminates annually, on the first Tuesday of August (In Texas, the first Tuesday of October).

The first National Night Out took place on Tuesday, August 7th 1984. That first year, 2.5 million Americans took part across 400 communities in 23 states. Now, National Night Out now involves over 37.8 million people and 16,124 communities from all fifty states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.

The traditional “lights on” campaign and symbolic front porch vigils turned into a celebration across America with various events and activities including, but not limited to, block parties, cookouts, parades, visits from emergency personnel, rallies and marches, exhibits, youth events, safety demonstrations and seminars, in effort to heighten awareness and enhance community relations.

You can find out if your community is involved on NATW.org.

In our community (Hudson, WI) we will be attending National Night Out on August 5, 2014 which is being held at Lakefront Park from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm .

All events will take place in the park and will include a variety of events including the HPD dunk tank, where officers will risk getting wet all for a good cause.

There will be representation from Hudson Police, St. Croix EMS, and Fire Departments with family-centered activities and a K9 demonstration.

All activities are FREE!: Child identification and fingerprint cards, bicycle registration (bring make, model and serial number information,) fish casting contest, skateboard lessons, YMCA sports challenge and more.

Taser Demo – 6:15
K9 Demo – 7:00

Proceeds from the free-will offering dinner and dunk tank will go to Halos of the St. Croix Valley.

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