Published on: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 Takoma Park Newsletter

National Night Out combines safety and celebration

Takoma Park joins communities across the nation for National Night Out, Tuesday, Aug. 4 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Piney Branch Elementary School, 7510 Maple Ave. The annual event includes activities and information about safety and crime prevention, but also features food, music, games and give-aways.

Sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, National Night Out is designed to heighten safety and crime prevention awareness; support locally-based businesses, groups and organizations; and strengthen relationships among community members and between the community and local police department. This year’s event will include informational brochures on various safety topics and crime prevention, food, give-aways and live music. There will be various events, including child fingerprinting, a moon bounce, face painting, games and prizes and more. The event is free.

In addition, a resident safety workshop will be held between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. in the same location. The focus is on “Situational Awareness,” with tips and strategies that will help participants protect their bodies and belongings. All ages are welcome. The workshops is coordinated by the Lifelong Takoma Program.

This article appeared in the August 2015 edition of the Takoma Park Newsletter. The Takoma Park Newsletter is available for download here.