National Night Out Has Date Change in Murfreesboro

On Tuesday night, October 02, 2012 from 5:00 P.M. until approximately 8:00 P.M. the Murfreesboro Fire and Police Departments, Murfreesboro Housing Authority, Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services, Tennessee National Guard, and various other groups will be co-hosting “National Night Out”.  Citizens are asked to turn on any outside lights, lock their doors on their houses and come outside to spend the evening with their neighbors and law enforcement officers. Thousands of citizens across the nation will be joining forces to celebrate this national event. 

National Night Out is designed to encourage the citizens to partnership with local law enforcement officers to reduce crime in their neighborhoods. The night will target crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support and participation in all anti-crime efforts, and strengthen the cooperation between police and citizens. The event sends a loud and clear message to the criminals and drug dealers they are not welcome in the City ofMurfreesboro.

In Murfreesboro there will be six (6) sites which are: Franklin Heights; Oakland Park (Opening Ceremonies at 6:00 P.M.); Patterson Park Community Center; Rogers Park ; Sports Com; and Spring Valley apartments.

Various activities will be at the sites listed below:

Franklin Heights: DJ, Bingo, Water Slide, Homemade Ice Cream, Reading Tent.

Oakland Park: Cake Walk, Bingo, Bead Making, Ring Toss, Linebaugh Library Book Mobile.

Patterson Park: Climbing Wall; Live Entertainment; Haircuts; Face Painting; Games

Rogers Park: DJ; Basketball’ Triple Bounces, Health Mobile, “Let’s Make a Deal” Game

Sports Com: Music, Bike Medic, Inflatable’s; Youth Activities

Spring Valley: Pie Eating Contest, Inflatable’s, Read to Succeed, Big Brothers/Sisters

This year we are asking citizens to bring and donate a non-perishable food item to the “Feed the Families” project. It is administered by the Murfreesboro Police Department in December. Contact Information: Lieutenant Steve Teeters, Sergeants Melvin Cunningham and Kyle Evans at 895-3874 orDonald Smith with the Murfreesboro Housing Authority at 893-9414 (#19). Everyone come out and spend the evening outdoors with your neighbors. Meet some new friends and fight crime and drugs together!

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