Atlanta neighborhoods participate in National Night Out

August 4 is the National Night Out.  NNO has been around since 1984.  From the NNO site:

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is designed to:

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

I’m not sure if criminals will be listening, but I think the idea of getting together with your neighbors to symbolically say “we ain’t skeered” ain’t the worst one I’ve heard lately.  I got the email tonight that my neighborhood, Virginia Highland, will be having an event (with free dinner for the first 250 folks to show up):

The location will be on Arcadia Street, N.E., the one-block-long street that forms the west side of John Howell Park, between Virginia Avenue and Virginia Circle. Last year’s event was very successful with many neighbors coming out to enjoy dinner, entertainment and great conversation with other residents.

A few other neighborhoods are having events, as well:

  • Castleberry Hill will be hosting an event outside the fire station starting at 7pm.
  • Another event is at Perkerson Park at 6pm.

1 Comment so far

  1. maigh on August 5th, 2009 @ 6:36 am

    Sooooo. Who went? Participated?

    I thought about it but already had plans at an establishment that didn’t get the memo. :(

    Penciling it in for next year…



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