The 28th Annual National Night Out (NNO) anti-crime and drug prevention event is scheduled for Tuesday August 2 with Akron’s theme for this year being “Victims No More.”
The event will involve everyone from local communities including local citizens, law enforcement agencies, businesses, neighborhood organizations and more than 15,000 communities across the United States. The event is also celebrated in Canada and military bases around the world, more than 37 million are expected to join in the fight with America’s National Night Out Against Crime!
The first National Night Out in Akron started in 1984 in East Akron. Over the years, more sites have been added around the City of Akron via Mayor Don Plusquellic, with 15 in total today.
View a list of the 15 Akron area neighborhoods that will be taking part in the festivities as a participating site.
It’s a great opportunity for families and those who live in our community to come together to promote awareness and safety through community unity. The message is that it takes work and commitment from everyone in our community to keep it safe, especially for the children.
National Night Out helps to increase awareness of crime and prevention programs, obtain support for anti-crime programs. Strengthen police and community partnerships and most of all send a message to neighborhood criminals that communities are not afraid of them but will not stand for the activity to continue to happen without a fight.
Events in the Akron area will begin around 4:30 p.m. on August 2 and may run as late as 9:00 p.m. The events will feature music, games, free food and provide pertinent safety health information. Anti-crime signs for the City of Akron will be available as well as sign-up information for community Block Watch.
For more information contact Billy Soule at 330-375-2660 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.