National Night Out is Tuesday, August 5th. Lubbock United Neighborhood Associations invites you to attend the Kick-Off Rally and join events in your neighborhood. National Night Out is a unique crime an drug prevention event designed to heighten crime and drug awareness, generate support for anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
From 7-9 p.m., residents in neighborhoods throughout Lubbock are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police. There will be a Kick Off Rally at Copper Rawlings Community Center at 213 40th Street from 6-6:30 p.m. A number of local civic and community leaders will be present.
The following neighborhoods are scheduled for events from 7-9 p.m.
Coronado Area Neighborhood Association: Individual Ice Cream Block Parties, call Charlene Hart (806) 792-6637 for more information.
Dunbar-Manhatten Heights Neighborhood Association: Mae Simmons Outreach Center, 1303 East 24th Street. The Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Youth Group from Tahoka will provide entertainment. Call Emma Jackson (806) 762-3350 for more information.
Harwell Neighborhood Association: Copper Rawlings Community Center, 213 40th Street. They will honor veterans, armed services and service personnel and their families. There will be musical entertainment and games for the children. There will also be health screenings and hot dogs, soft drinks and ice cream. Call Celia Glick (806) 766-1711 for more information.
Heart of Lubbock Neighborhood Association: Stumpy Hamilton Park, 22nd Street and Avenue X, from 6-8 p.m. There will be food and drinks, games and jumping castles for children. There will also be musical and theatrical entertainment. Five backpacks loaded with school supplies will be given out. Science Spectrum will present a free animal show and Lubbock's Police Department Horse Patrol Unit will be there. Call Tom Williams (806) 747-0551 for more information.
Maedgen Area Neighborhood Association: Davis Park, 42nd and Nashville. Grand Ole Country Music will provide entertainment. Call Hazel Penny (806) 792-5909 for more information.
North Overton Neighborhood Association: Pioneer Park, 6th and Ave U. There will be free hot dogs, drinks and watermelon. Call Chevo Moralez or Sophia Gutierrez (806) 687-1067 for more information.
Parkway-Cherry Point Neighborhood Association: Butler Park, East 4th Street and Zenith from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Neighbors are invited to bring their picnic basket and relax to musical entertainment. Call Violet Price (806) 765-5091 for more information.
Shadow Hills Neighborhood Association: Atria Park, 110 Frankford. There will be a picnic and games starting at 6:00 p.m. Call Gene Usrey (806) 795-8281 for more information.
South Overton Neighborhood Association: Greenspace at Avenue X and 16th. Entertainment and homemade ice cream will be provided. There will also be a watermelon seed spitting contest and crime prevention education. Call Debbie Cosgrove (806) 765-9882 for more information.
Waters Neighborhood Association: Individual block parties from 7:30-9:00 p.m. Call Kim Bavousett (806) 745-4236 for more information.
West End Neighborhood Association: West Wind Elementary School, 6401 43rd from 6:00-9:00 pm. There will be free hot dogs, drinks and games. Call Jeremy Haggard (806) 795-5836 for more information.
Wheelock and Monterey Neighborhood Association: Wheelock Park, 40th & Elgin, starting at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is asked to bring a picnic dinner. There will be free sodas and cookies. Call Elenor Kreneck 792-7930 for more information.
Melonie Park: 3406 58th Street. Call Jane DeLeon 799-1349 for more information.