DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Dayton city leaders along with police and fire personnel are gearing up for a great National Night Out.
City leaders will be traveling by bus throughout the city on Tuesday, August 7 to make stops at various National Night Out festivities across Dayton.
This is the 35th year for the National Night Out program which began in 1983 and is celebrated every first Tuesday in August.
More than 38 million people in more than16,000 communities in all 50 states, Canada, U.S territories, and military bases worldwide took part in National Night Out 2016.
Many people associate National Night Out with leaving a porch light on but celebrations have grown over the years to include a variety of special events such as block parties, cookouts, and community events allowing citizens, law enforcement and local government leaders to interact.
National Night Out is intended to build community while boosting crime prevention awareness and participation in anti-crime groups and programs. Neighbors, law enforcement and city leaders come together to form partnerships and send a message to criminals that they care about the community and are prepared to fight crime.
The Dayton Police Department will lead the Neighborhood Tour Caravan which will leave City Hall at 4:15pm to make stops at seven National Night Out community celebrations:
- 4:25 pm – 10 Wilmington Place – The Sanctuary
- 5:00 pm – Dayton Children’s Hospital
- 5:30 pm – Old North Dayton – Stuart-Patterson Park, 400 Block of Leo Street
- 6:00 pm – Dayton Veterans Administration – Plaza on Kentucky Avenue
- 6:30 pm – Residence Park – W. Second Street at Elmhurst Road
- 7:00 pm – Desoto Bass
- 7:35 pm – Oregon District – Newcom/Founders Park