KCBD NewsChannel 11 plans live broadcast at National Night Out - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

KCBD NewsChannel 11 plans live broadcast at National Night Out

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The nation's biggest block party is kicking off tonight, and KCBD NewsChannel 11 will be taking part. During tonight's 6 o'clock newscast, Karin, Abner, John and Pete will be broadcasting live during National Night Out at Rogers Park in Arnett Benson.

The 29th Annual National Night Out gives residents a chance to meet their neighbors and learn ways to prevent crime in their neighborhoods. As part of the event, KCBD NewsChannel 11 will be broadcasting live from the event. There will be plenty of food, music, and dancing.

Last year, more than 37 million people participated in National Night Out. Agencies and groups from more than 15,000 communities in all 50 states took part. According to the National Night Out website, the event is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

This year, residents are invited attend this unique crime and drug prevention event, and watch the KCBD NewsChannel 11 team in action.

The Salvation Army will also host a separate National Night Out celebration at Dave Freriks Park, 1600 Avenue K from 7-9 p.m. The block party will include live music by The P.I.G.S. with Landon King, DJ from Lubbock's Kool FM, emceeing the event. The event will also include: face painting and balloon animals by Mr. Gatti's, snow cones by Bahama Bucks, photo booth by Aric + Casey Photography, water slides, hot dogs, sand volleyball, bingo with prizes, dental hygiene information and appointments by Kool Smiles.

For more information about National Night Out, visit: http://www.nationalnightout.org

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