Springfield- In Springfield on Tuesday residents enjoyed various block parties on the annual National Night Out. It is a national initiative to strengthen communities and stop neighborhood violence.
Residents new neighbors and fellowshiped with old ones on East Pine Street, Iles Park, Hawthorn Place and other areas in the Capitol city.
Curt Drew told WAND he expected to see 70 people at his party that was held at Iles Park.
National Night Out has been going on for decades in more than 16,000 cities across the U.S. and beyond.