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Oct. 5 is National Night Out

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez poses with participants at a previous North Houston National Night Out in Greenspoint.

Annual event for Neighbors, Law officers

EAST ALDINE – The community is in anticipation of a big National Night Out on Tuesday, October 5th, since the event was unable to be held last year due to the Pandemic.

Festivities will start at 6:00 pm and continue until 9:00 pm and will take place at the new East Aldine Town Center, directly behind BakerRipley on Aldine Mail Route.

Organizers say that activities will include a chance to meet your neighbors, and public safety officials such as the Sheriff’s deputies, fire department personnel, and EMS. There will also be booths from many civic and educational organizations, such as the Green Forest Civic Club, Castlewood Civic Club, Lone Star College, Aldine ISD, and other organizations and businesses.

Kids can enjoy games and adults will have a live DJ and dancing, food, and other fun activities.

Another area NNO will be at the North Houston District, bringing together area residents, businesses, military members and law enforcement for its 2021 National Night Out on Oct. 5 at Tom Wussow Park. This annual event is designed to enhance relationships among neighbors and law enforcement in a positive setting and to foster a sense of community within the Aldine-Greenspoint area. Although National Night Out is celebrated in August in some parts of the country, it is scheduled in October in Texas.

Several activities are planned over the course of the three-hour event, including a “friendly” tug of war competition featuring Houston Police Department versus Harris County Sheriff’s Office and US Airforce recruits versus US Marine recruits. A random drawing for giveaways of laptops and TVs will be held at the end of the evening. Other fun and family-friendly plans include:

• Petting Zoo

• Children’s sack races

• Dunk tank

• HPD Mounted patrol, K9 officers

• Harris County Sheriff’s Office Helicopter, High Water Rescue boat, motorcycle unit

• US Marines combat simulation trailer

• Face paintings

• Food stations

Participants will include area residents, local law enforcement, businesses and community partners including Houston Police Department, Harris County Sheriff’s Department, Houston Fire Department, US Army, US Airforce, US Marines, Amazon HOU2, Aldine-Greenspoint YMCA, Atlantic Methanol, LandCare, Lone Star College, Metro, Greenhouse International Church, Spartan Security, Texas General Land Office, and Villa Serena Communities.

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 5 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

WHERE: Tom Wussow Park, 500 Greens Rd. (Near I-45 North & North Sam Houston Parkway/ Beltway)

WHY: Public safety is one of the North Houston District’s priorities, which is why it hosts one of the largest National Night Out events in town.

COST: The event is free and open to the public.