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Communities All Over the State to Celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday

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National Night Out is happening on Tuesday, October 3rd in neighborhoods across the state. NNO is seen as a time to promote police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. On Tuesday, in neighborhoods across Texas, you’ll find residents outside, visiting and getting to know one another. Area police make appearances, discussing concerns, answering questions and just generally getting to know the people they serve. It’s a wonderful time to reconnect and recommit to keeping your neighborhood safe and friendly.

NNO Started in 1984


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National Night Out started in 1984. The first annual National Night Out involved 2.5 million neighbors across 400 communities in 23 states. However, the event soon grew to a celebration beyond just front porch vigils. Neighborhoods across the nation began to host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more. Today, 38 million neighbors in 16,000 communities across the nation take part in National Night Out.

What Can You Expect to Find at Your NNO?

National Night Out

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National Night Out happens in communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August (Texas celebrates on the first Tuesday in October-because no one wants to go outside in August, right?). NNO can be anything from just a good, old-fashioned pow-pow in your front yard with neighbors to a bonafide festival, complete with bouncy houses and face painters, but the point is the same: It’s one night out of the year that we all come together to reconnect as a community.

At this time in our country, nothing sounds better than stepping away from the television, putting down our phones and taking the time to listen and get to know our neighbors, police officers, and first responders. It’s not too late to plan an NNO event in your neighborhood. Go to the National Night Out website and register today.