Aug 7 2007

The "24th Annual National Night Out" (NNO), a unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 7, 2007.

Last year's National Night Out campaign involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 10,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. In all, over 34 million people participated in NNO 2006.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is designed to:

Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

The cities of Alcoa and Maryville and Blount County are not listed as registered participants. However, according to the City of Maryville Public Information Officer, Pam Arnett, they are having an event (6 PM) in downtown Maryville at the Theater in the Park, across the street from the courthouse. Hot dogs, drinks, information available. As our Blount County communities grow, it is a good idea to get the citizens and law enforcement together to keep our neighborhoods safe!

To truly have a successful

To truly have a successful Night Out all the powers to be need to do is shut off the electric. Nothing brings people out of their homes faster than killing the power.

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