East Aldine enjoys a wet National Night Out

Rainy weather cancels NNO in North Houston; East Aldine moves inside

EAST ALDINE – Everyone in the community was looking forward to the National Night Out festivities last Tuesday evening, and a little rain didn’t stop the activites. But some of the events moved into the East Aldine building that would have been outside otherwise.

Some rain and threat of more caused the North Houston District to cancel their NNO event since most of it was planned outdoors. Northeast CC continued with their event.

Traditionally National Night Out is when neighbors and first responders such as the fire departments, EMS, and Sheriff’s deputies meet and get to know each other in a friendly social atmosphere. The public turned out in Aldine, as well as Civic Clubs, Senior Citizens groups, and others.

Nationally, this was the 40th Anniversary of the NNO event. Although it is usually celebrated in August around the country, in Texas the Event occurs on October 3rd due to cooler evenings (and sometimes no rain!).

The event was well attended, with games, food from Chick-fil-a, prizes, music and dancing, and displays from several organizations in the community.

Thanks to Harris County Sheriff’s Office supervisors and deputies who do special work for the East Aldine Management District for joining us for National Night Out on Tuesday night (Oct. 3) and presenting the District with a certificate of appreciation (held by District Director of Operations Veronica Sanches, left, and District board member Flor Zarzosa).

The deputies and supervisors provide extra patrols in the area thanks to funding from the District as part of the overall effort to keep the lid on crime. Not only does that keep the community safe, but it also sets the stage for even more economic development in the rapidly improving neighborhood.

National Night Out is an annual event to strengthen community ties with law enforcement, but we encourage close cooperation between police and the public year-round. “See something? Say something!”