Last year, National Night Out Against Crime rallied 37.5 million people from across the country, U.S territories, and Canada to get together with their communities in an effort to minimize crime. Tonight, Spokane neighborhood block parties and cookouts commence once again in participation of National Night Out 2013 with food, activities, and even appearances by Mayor David Condon and Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub.
So, how does chillin’ with your neighbors prevent crime? The thought is that by building stronger connections between neighbors, the community will be able to stand together in a stronger front against crime.
Want to catch the mayor discuss the budget? Or maybe you just want to kick back with friends? Here is the list from Spokane Police of various locations where neighborhood block parties are happening at tonight:
Clear Choice Tax Services Inc. • 1403 W. Garland Ave. • 4:30-7 pm. • Mayor Condon will speak at 5 pm and Chief Straub will attend • Features barbecue and cake
Shadle Center • W Wellesley Ave • 5-9 pm • Features sheet cake and coffee
C.O.P.S West • 1901 W. Boone Ave. • 6-7:30 pm • Features cake and a fire truck
GU Campus • 600 E Boone • 6-8 pm • Features cookies
Minnehaha Covenant Church • 4005 E Marietta • 6:30-8 pm • Mayor Condon will speak at 7 pm
Crestline Church of the Nazarene • 4520 N Crestline St. • 7-8:30 pm
N. Wall St. (between W. Spokane Falls Blvd. and W Main Ave.) • 4-8 pm • Chief Straub in attendance at 4:15 pm
Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church • 4102 S. Crestline St.• 5:30-7 pm• Mayor Condon and Chief Straub will speak at 6 pm
Martin Luther King Center • 845 S. Sherman St. • 4:30-7 pm • Features sheet cake, ice-cream, and a fire truck
Liberty Park Terrace Apartments • 1405 E. Hartson Ave. • 5:30-7 pm • Features ice cream and a fire truck.