National Night Out Coming to Minden Oct. 12, Deadline to Register Oct. 8

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Councilman Michael Roy, 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”.

Neighborhoods throughout the City of Minden are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the Annual National Night Out (NNO), crime and drug prevention event.

NNO is designed to (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;  (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts:  (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships;  and  (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

On Tuesday, October 12, 2021, from 6-8 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.

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 Thursday, September 16, 2021.  You may also print the registration form via the city’s website, www.mindenusa.com, complete it and return it to NNO City of Minden, Attn:  Wanda Pittman, P. O. Box 580, Minden, LA 71058 or drop it off in person at City Hall or through the utility drive-thru.  The deadline for registering a party is 4 p.m. on Friday, October 8, 2021.

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