Towns in southern Denton County will celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday evening with block parties, games and friendly visits from police officers and fire trucks.
The annual event is designed to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police/community partnerships, along with sending a message to criminals, letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime, organizers said.
Flower Mound will commemorate National Night Out by hosting a Neighborhood of the Year contest along with a Police Department Open House and blood drive.
The Argyle Police Department and the Argyle Crime Control District are promoting neighborhood block parties in Hickory Hill Estates, Settler’s Point, Country Lakes and Johnson Acres.
In Lantana, Crime Watch coordinator Bill Featherstone is encouraging residents to host block parties in each neighborhood.
“This is a perfect opportunity for residents to come and meet their neighbors and Crime Watch Captains and most importantly, have fun,” said Featherstone.
Lantana residents can contact the Fresh Water Supply District at 940-728-5050 to request street barricades or contact Featherstone at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Learn more about National Night Out at www.nationalnightout.org or by contacting your respective police department.