In an effort to strengthen relationships with the community, the City of Minden and Minden Police Department are gearing up for another year of National Night Out.
This year’s event is set for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
National Night out is a campaign established to bring communities across the country together with their local law enforcement. During the event, many residents throw block parties for neighbors, law enforcement and other first responders to join.
Below is a list of block parties scheduled for the 2016 National Night Out in Minden:
Vergie Toliver and Ki Ki Baker at 709 McMullen St. Theme: “A Positive Change for a Positive Future”
United Way at 202 Miller St. from 6 to 7 p.m. Theme: “Live United”
Minden Main Street Program in the Civic Center parking lot. Theme: “Strengthening Our Community One Brick at a Time”
Mary Helen Terrell at 214 Martin Luther King Drive. Theme: “All Hands on Deck, Police, Schools, Churches, City Officials”
Teresa Ferguson at 324 Spann St. Theme: “Stay Away from Violence”
KWanna Ferrell at 313 Gilbert St. Theme: “Community Coming Together”
Monica Daniels at 316 Gilbert St. Theme: “Stop the Violence”
Camilla Law at 713 Creighton St. Theme: “Neighbors and Friends Crime is Booted Out”
Rachal Lane-Smith at 916 Devereaux St. at 7 p.m. Theme: “Let the Good Times Roll”
Annie Walker, Donnie and Brandy Irby; Nick and Cayla Cox at 702 Claiborne Ave. Theme: “Our Police Keep it Safe”
The Town of Sibley is also hosting an NNO block party at Sibley Town Hall. The Sibley Police Department, volunteer fire department and the town is sponsoring its fifth annual event from 6 until 8 p.m. Refreshments and entertainment will be offered.