THE CITY BEAUTIFUL CELEBRATES
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT-2009
ORLANDO, Fla. (August 4, 2009) –City officials, the Orlando Police Department
and Orlando Fire Department, will participate in the 26th Annual National Night
Out on Tuesday, August 4, 2009.
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. City Officials will join
the Neighborhood Watch staff in visiting neighborhood block parties throughout
This community-oriented event, sponsored by the National Association of Town
Watch brings neighbors together for a crime and safety awareness night.
Neighborhood 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 a check for $200 donated by the Orlando Utilities Commission. The
second and third place parties will receive $150.00 and $100.00 respectively, in
gift cards donated by Publix, all to be used for party expenses.
For more information please contact:
Laura Kelley, Neighborhood Watch
Unit Coordinator, at 407-246-2369.
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