THE CITY BEAUTIFUL CELEBRATES
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
ORLANDO, Fla. (August 5, 2008) –City officials, the Orlando Police Department
and Orlando Fire Department, will participate in the 25th Annual National Night
Out on Tuesday, August 5, 2008.
More than 35.2 million people in 11,125 communities will celebrate National
Night Out, in all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military
bases worldwide. The celebration will include promoting police-community
partnerships, crime prevention and neighborhood safety. The City Officials will
join the Citizens for Neighborhood Watch staff in visiting neighborhood block
parties throughout Orlando.
This community-oriented event, sponsored by the National Association of Town
Watch brings neighbors together for a crime and safety awareness night. Crime
watch groups around the city will hold rallies within their neighborhood to
increase crime awareness in their community. Last year, Orlando came in second
place nationally for the number of neighborhood groups and residents
participating in the event.
The top three Neighborhood Watch areas to send the most creative party plans
with a crime prevention theme for its National Night Out block party will
receive a visit from the City’s Officials. In addition, the winning Watch area
will receive $200 in gift cards from Target to be used for party expenses.
Citizens for Neighborhood Watch will award gift certificates in smaller
denominations to the second and third best theme party.
For more information regarding this event call, Laura Velez, Neighborhood Watch
Unit Coordinator, at 407-246-2369.