Decatur- National Night out will happen August 4th. The National Association of Town Watch, the Coalition of Neighborhood Organizations (CONO), and the City of Decatur, will sponsor the 32nd Annual National Night Out on August 4th, 2015, beginning at 5:00 p.m. and ending at approximately 8:00 p.m.
The NNO campaign involves over 16,000 cities in all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases around the world. In Decatur it involves local government officials, citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, and businesses that will travel in a caravan to 4 local parks with the nearest neighborhoods collaborating with the Decatur Park District, Target, and sister neighborhoods to present activities.
The kickoff will start at the Civic Center at 5:00 – 5:15pm. At this time the Anti-Crime Ambassador will be announced and presented their Award, then the caravan will travel according to the following schedule: 1st Stop –Nelson Park 5:30 – 5:50pm, 2nd Stop –Johns Hill Park 6:05 – 6:30pm, 3rd Stop – Kiwanis Park 6:50 – 7:10pm, 4th Stop – Monroe Park 7:30 – 7:50 pm.
We have a new feature this year; a Caravan ‘Grand Marshal’. We invite you to choose a gathering to attend or attend them all. This year’s celebration caravan will feature: Fireman Dave and giveaways at each stop and awards for individual Neighborhood Ambassadors. Residents throughout the city can participate even if they are not attending organized events by spending the evening out talking and getting to know their neighbors and showing support by turning your porch lights on 7:00 – 10:00 pm to light up the night and say good-bye to crime!
National Night Out is designed to: • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness • Generate support for, participation in, local anti-crime partnerships • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and community policing partnerships • Send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized, watching, reporting and taking a stand to keep their neighborhoods safe!