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1466Come Out in a Show of Solidarity Against Crime During NNO TONIGHT 8/1/06

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  • mpd5d_coordinator
    Aug 1 9:07 AM
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      Police and residents in all seven police districts will be holding
      block parties, neighborhood walks, community vigils, cookouts,
      softball games and other crime prevention events -- all designed to
      show the community's solidarity against crime and their commitment
      to work together for safer neighborhoods, especially during the
      District's current "crime emergency."

      The following National Night Out activities are scheduled to take
      place in the Fifth District.

      PSA 501
      5-8 pm Harry Thomas Rec. Center
      1801 Lincoln Rd., NE
      Community Rally/Community Candle Light Walk

      5-8 pm Turkey Thicket Rec. Ctr.
      1100 Michigan Ave., NE NNO Kickoff Event
      Community Awareness Rally

      6-8 pm Hechinger Mall
      900 Maryland Ave., NE
      Community Walk

      5-8 pm Brentwood Rec. Center
      1400 block of Downing St., NE
      Community Awareness Rally -- Face painting, music, refreshments...
      Lots of fun!!!

      Residents who are unable to participate in organized National Night
      Out activities are still encouraged to turn on exterior lights and
      spend some time outside on the evening of August 1, as a show of
      solidarity against crime and in support of neighborhood safety.
      While it is formally celebrated each year on the first Tuesday in
      August, National Night Out is actually a year-long community
      building campaign designed to achieve four goals: 1) heighten
      citizen awareness of crime and drug prevention; 2) generate support
      for, and participation in, local anti-crime and community policing
      programs; 3) strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community
      partnerships; and 4) send a message to criminals that neighborhoods
      are organized and fighting back. National Night Out is sponsored
      nationally by the National Association of Town Watch.

      DC's celebration of National Night Out will begin at 5 pm on August
      1, with a citywide kickoff ceremony at the Turkey Thicket Recreation
      Center, 1100 Michigan Avenue, NE. Mayor Williams and Chief Ramsey
      will be joined by leaders from the community, the MPDC and other
      government agencies. The kickoff event will be followed by dozens of
      neighborhood crime prevention events in all seven police districts.
      A list of National Night Out activities across the District can be
      found on the Police Department's website, www.mpdc.dc.gov/nno.
      Residents may also call the MPDC's Community Outreach Section at
      (202) 727-0783 for information about activities in their

      Tell a community friend, and bring your neighbors, See You There

      Community Outreach Office
      Fayette Vaughn-Lee, (202) 497-0814