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National Night Out coming October 8 in Minden

by Minden Press-Herald

Keith Beard, Chairperson for National Night Out, along with Mayor Terry L. Gardner, Police Chief Steve Cropper and the other members of the City Council, invite neighborhoods city-wide to support the theme, “Give Neighborhood Crime & Drugs A Going Away Party”.

On Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., residential neighborhoods throughout the City of Minden and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police.

NNO is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local anti crime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Many neighborhoods in Minden will be hosting a variety of special events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, visits from police, flashlight walks, contests, youth activities, and anti-crime and anti-drug rallies.

Those interested in hosting a block party can register at City Hall or call 377-2144, beginning Monday, September 9, 2019.  You may also print the registration form via the city’s website, www.mindenusa.com. The deadline for registering a party is 4 p.m. on Friday, October 4, 2019.

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