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Auburn's National Night Out Scheduled for Aug. 7 - America's Night Out Against Crime!

AUBURN, Wash. – July 6, 2012 – On Tuesday evening, Aug. 7, residents in neighborhoods throughout of Auburn and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on the outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police. Along with the traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, most US cities and towns will celebrate National Night Out with a variety of special citywide and neighborhood events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, festivals, visits from local officials and law enforcement, safety fairs, and youth events.

Events located within the city limits of Auburn and registered through the City have the opportunity for visits from City officials, City staff, Firefighters or Police. The City of Auburn also provides helium filled balloons, an event banner to borrow, invitations, posters and flyers, children’s activities and resources for attendees.

Holding an event is simple. To register an event in your neighborhood, go to the City’s website at www.auburnwa.gov/NNO. An online registration form is available for your convenience.

For further details please contact Outreach Coordinator Diana Johnson at 253-876-1965 or via email.

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.
National Night Out 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 National Night Out will most certainly extend well beyond the one night.

The National Night Out 2011 event involved over 37 million people in 15,325 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide. National Night Out 2012 is expected to be the largest ever.

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