Meeker Night Out to be celebrated on Tuesday

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MEEKER I On Tuesday, neighborhoods throughout Meeker are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide to celebrate 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 approved a proclamation declaring Tuesday to be Meeker Night Out.
As a part of the Meeker observance of NNO, the Meeker community is invited to a free barbecue and the showing of the movie “Despicable Me 2” 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.” 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.

Proclamation:
“National Night Out 2014”

Whereas, the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) is sponsoring a unique, nationwide crime, drug and violence prevention program on August 5, 2014, “National Night Out”; and
Whereas, the “31st Annual National Night Out” provides a unique opportunity for the Town of Meeker to join forces with thousands of other communities across the country in promoting cooperative, police-community crime prevention efforts; and
Whereas, the Meeker Police Department, ERB Rec District and Meeker Lions Club play a vital role in assisting the Meeker Police through joint crime, drug and violence prevention efforts in Meeker and is supporting “National Night Out 2014” locally; and
Whereas, it is essential that all citizens of Meeker be aware of the importance of crime prevention programs and impact that their participation can have on reducing crime, drugs and violence in Meeker; and
Whereas, police-community partnerships, neighborhood safety, awareness and cooperation are important themes of the “National Night Out” program;
Now, Therefore, I, Mayor Halandras, do hereby call upon all citizens of Meeker to join the Meeker Police Department, the ERBM Recreation and Park District, the Meeker Lions Club, and the National Association of Town Watch in supporting “31st Annual National Night Out” on August 5, 2014.
Further, Let It Be Resolved That, I, Mayor Halandras, do hereby proclaim Tuesday, August 5, 2014 as “National Night Out” in Meeker Colorado.

Town Clerk Lisa Cook
Mayor Regas Halandras