Tuesday, August 6 2013
National Night Out Main Theme:
America’s Night Out Against Crime
STAFFORD’s own theme:
Safer Community Through Cooperation
- Each community has their choice of theme
What? Planning Meeting
Who? Any interested neighborhoods
Time? 7 pm – 9 pm
Where? Stafford Sheriff’s Office
(1225 Courthouse Road, Stafford, 22554)
Coordinators - Register Here
REGISTER ONLINE WITH NATW
- Register your neighborhood with NNO to receive their publications and information
- Stafford County Sheriff’s Office has already registered – and will be submitting one report (compellation of all neighborhood NNO events) for award submission
- When you register, you will receive various notifications, suggestions, tips, etc. from the National Association of Town Watch
STAFFORD MARKET PLACE EVENT
There will another event this year in the Target Parking Lot of the Stafford Marketplace. This is an open event, anyone can stop in and stay as long as they like. This event is intended to be a supplement to neighborhood events. We encourage each neighborhood/area to have their own NNO event to help their community and neighbors get to know one another.
**If you are a business/organization that is interested in helping with the Stafford Market Place event, please contact Patricia Copeland (firstname.lastname@example.org)
National Night Out Coordinator's Page www.nationaltownwatch.org/nno/toolkit.html
Visit this page for handouts, coloring pages, etc.
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.
Visit (http://www.nationaltownwatch.org/nno/history.html) to find out more about the history of NATW and National Night Out.
NNO has proven to be an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program to promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships in our fight for a safer nation. Plus, the benefits your community will derive from NNO will most certainly extend well beyond the one night.
Along with the traditional display of outdoor lights and front porch vigils, cities, towns and neighborhoods 'celebrate' NNO with a variety of events and activities such as:
It's America's Night Out Against Crime!
- block parties
- flashlight walks
- youth programs
- Meet and greet
- pool party / games
- face painting
- sno cones
- cotton andy
- moon bounce
- live music
- watermelon social
- ice cream social
- water balloons
- information booths