By BOBBY HORN JR.
Its time to turn on your porch light, get out and meet your neighbors and take back from your neighborhood from undesirable elements.
The 24th Annual National Night Out, a unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 7, 2007.
The purpose of National Night Out is to 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.
Among local activities planned are a Food, Fun & Fellowship Pot Luck Dinner: Bring Your Favorite Foods. Bellmar & Northline Civic Club jointly sponsor the event.
The event will be at My Dees Dees Pie Shoppe located at 301 W. Gulfbank from 6 to 8 p.m
The civic clubs are inviting anyone living in the East Aldine Management District (formerly the Airline Improvement District Area).
There will also be door prize drawings. Bring something for the door prize drawing, if you would like. For information contact Zera Presley, President Bellmar Civic Club at 281-445-0337 or Rose Hamlin, President Northline Civic Club at 281-448-5562.
A community gathering will be held at the James Driver Park, 10918 1/2 Bentley from 6 to 9 p.m. For information contact Mary Lavespere at 281-442-7950.
Riverwood Estates is hosting a community gathering at 6714 Moss Oaks Dr. from 7 to 9 p.m. For information contact Brenda Blount at 713-725-3174.
The Audubon Park CIA will hold a community gathering at the subdivision pool, 15725 Mesa Dr. from 7 to 9 p.m. For information contact Kenneth Jordan at 281-441-2810.
The Harris County Sheriffs Office is asking that groups hosting National Night Out Events register the information with Aldine substation on Aldine Mail Route. This information will be included in a county-wide database for those looking for local events to attend.
Throughout the community block parties and gatherings are being held.
Last years National Night Out campaign involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 10,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. In all, over 34 million people participated in NNO 2006.
By BOBBY HORN JR.