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MEEKER I On Aug. 5, neighborhoods throughout Meeker are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 31st annual National Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevention event.
To that end, Mayor Regas Halandras and Town Clerk Lisa Cook have signed and the town board members in Meeker have formally signed a proclamation declaring Aug. 5 to be Meeker Night Out.
As a part of the Meeker observance of NNO, the Meeker community is invited to a free barbecue and movie at Paintbrush Park from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
National Night Out, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by the Meeker Police Department and ERBM Recreation and Park District, will involve more than 16,124 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world.
In all, more than 37.8 million people are expected to participate in “America’s Night Out against Crime.”
NNO’S 2014 corporate sponsors are ADT, Nextdoor.com, Associa, Kwikset, FunFlicks and Swank Motion Pictures.
National Night Out is designed to: 1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; 2) Generate support for and participation in local anti-crime efforts; 3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and 4) Send a message to criminals, letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
For more information, contact the Meeker Police Department at 878-4100.