FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Susan Harris, 321.229.0424 - onsite
Cassandra Lafser, 407.246.2182
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer Celebrates
30th Annual National Night Out with Neighborhood Residents
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will join with Orlando residents to
participate in the 30th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August
6th, 2013, along with Orlando City Commissioners, the Orlando Police
Department and the Orlando Fire Department.
Mayor Dyer will lead a caravan along with Orlando Police Chief Paul
Rooney, Orlando Fire Chief John Miller and the City of Orlando’s
Neighborhood Watch staff to present awards to the three neighborhood
watch parties selected as the first, second and third place winners in
the National Night Out theme contest. This year’s National Night Out
theme is “Lights on mean lights out for crime!” and the winners include:
First place: Washington Shores Neighborhood
Second place: Clear Lake Cove Neighborhood
Third place: Carver Shores Neighborhood
National Night Out is an annual event that helps build
stronger, safer communities by giving crime a going away party. The
event is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness,
generate support and participation in local anticrime programs,
strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and
send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are working together to
keep crime out.
The City of Orlando ranked third in the country for our National Night
Out efforts last year and has placed in the top winning categories for
the last 18 years in a row.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT BACKGROUND:
Last year’s National Night Out in Orlando included more than 37,000
residents who hosted more than 100 parties in more than 70
neighborhoods. Nation-wide the event included more than 37 million
people from more than 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S.
territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide.
WHEN & WHERE:
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Schedule for visits to the winning neighborhood block parties is as
Washington Shores Neighborhood
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Washington Shores Presbyterian Church – 3600 Rogers Drive
Carver Shores Neighborhood
6:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Poppy Park – 5344 Lescot Lane
Clear Lake Cove Neighborhood
7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
2444 Monte Carlo Trail