National Night Out tonight
Published 10:44 pm Monday, August 3, 2009
A full year of planning will culminate tonight in National Night Out 2009.
The city of Suffolk is holding its national title-defending celebration this evening. Events throughout the city will foster police and community partnerships to help fight crime on a yearlong basis.
“Events range from community cook-outs, block parties, live bands, outdoor movies, Peanut City Cloggers, gospel sings, parades, flashlight walks, homemade ice cream and much more,” Diana Klink, National Night Out committee chair, said.
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National Night Out 2008 in Suffolk brought home a trophy for first in the nation in its population group (50,000 to 100,000). Each participant in each community tonight can help the city achieve its goal of first place once again in 2009.
Community leaders in dozens of neighborhoods throughout the city have planned activities tonight for neighbors to have fun and get to know each other and the police who protect their community. Each celebration will be judged by Suffolk teens for its participation, creativity and other criteria. The winning neighborhood receives bragging rights and the privilege of having the 2010 tours end at their location, with a grand entrance by police vehicles and fire trucks.
Below is a list of the participating communities and businesses:
4Berkshire Meadows homeowners’ association
4Bethlehem Ruritan Club (including Christina Landing, River Point, Hunt Point Club, Kilby Shores, Barrett Acres, Oak Lane of Holy Neck, Bethlehem Court, Cove Point, Turlington Road, Maple Hill, Robin Lane, Brewers Meadow, Oak Ridge, Pineaire, Springfield, Reid Crossing, East Holland Road Business Corridor, Manning Bridge Road)
4Bettie Davis Village
4Burnett’s Mill homeowners’ association
4Commons at Centerbrooke
4East End Baptist Church
4East Suffolk Federated Civic League/Suffolk Steelers
4East Suffolk Gardens Civic League
4Hall Place Community Association
4Holland Community/Holy Neck
4Kingsboro Civic League
4King’s Fork Farm Neighborhood
4Lake Kennedy Civic League
4Mike Duman Auto Sales
4Olde Towne Civic League
4Point Harbour Civic League
4Pughsville Civic League
4Saratoga/Philadelphia Civic League
4Spruce Street Community
4Westside Civic League (Boston/Williamstown)
4Whaleyville Ruritan Club
4Wilroy Baptist Church
4Wilson Pines Apartments
For more information on tonight’s National Night Out events, call Diana Klink at 514-4104.