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‘Night Out’ set for July 29

By The Herald Staff | 7/9/2014

Ottawa residents are invited again to take part in the city’s observance of National Night Out, a crime and drug prevention event that encourages neighbors to get to know each other better.

The local event is slated for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 29. (National Night Out is celebrated Aug. 6 throughout the country, but that date conflicts with local law enforcement’s DARE Camp). As part of the night out, individual community members organize block parties, for example, featuring cookouts, games, and youth activities, for neighbors to attend. To register a block party or for more information, email Ron Hughes at rhughes@ottawaks.gov

Ottawa residents are invited again to take part in the city’s observance of National Night Out, a crime and drug prevention event that encourages neighbors to get to know each other better.

The local event is slated for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 29. (National Night Out is celebrated Aug. 6 throughout the country, but that date conflicts with local law enforcement’s DARE Camp). As part of the night out, individual community members organize block parties, for example, featuring cookouts, games, and youth activities, for neighbors to attend. To register a block party or for more information, email Ron Hughes at rhughes@ottawaks.gov

City of Ottawa and Franklin County officials plan to visit neighborhoods throughout the city. McGruff, the crime dog, and his handler also are expected to participate, weather permitting.

“This is a night for Ottawans to stand together to promote safety awareness and neighborhood unity,” Dennis Butler, Ottawa police chief, said. “National Night Out demonstrates the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in our goal to keep our community safe and to achieve a safer nation. On NNO, we invite Ottawa citizens and neighborhoods to join us in this effort.”

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