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.
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