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Organize your neighborhood for ‘National Night Out’

On Tuesday, August 2, the City of Mercer Island will be hosting the city’s fourth annual “National Night Out.”

This year will mark the 28th year of National Night Out across the United States. National Night Out is a crime prevention and preparedness event that will involve over 14,000 communities from all 50 states.

National Night Out is an event designed to bring neighbors together to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support for family emergency preparedness and to strengthen neighborhood spirit and community partnerships.

From 6 until 9 p.m. on, residents in neighborhoods throughout Mercer Island and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors, police and fire, city officials and city staff. Many neighborhoods throughout Mercer Island will be hosting a variety of special events such as block parties, cookouts, visits from police, fire and city officials, flashlight walks, contests and youth activities.

If you would like to register your neighborhood for National Night Out, contact Officer Franklin at (206) 275-7905 or e-mail jennifer.franklin@mercergov.org and ask to be placed on the registration list.

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