Thirty old and new neighbors met for a fun evening celebrating the ‘National Night Out Against Crime’ at SeaTac City Council member Pam Fernald’s residence in North SeaTac on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012.
Several members of city staff stopped by including fire and police. The kids were treated to demos of lights and sirens on the fire truck and police chief’s vehicle. Of course that was a huge hit!
National Night Out events are designed to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anti crime programs and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
This event was a success as neighbors came together for the evening to eat, visit and tell neighbor stories. Four neighbors indicated on a sign up sheet that they are interested in starting up new block watches.
There were 15 scheduled National Night Out Against Crime events this year at various apartment complexes and individual residences in SeaTac.
If you are interested in hosting a National Night Out event next year, contact your city Crime Prevention Officer. For SeaTac, that officer is: Rich Rowe, (206) 973-4904, Rich.email@example.com.
Here are some pics from the event courtesy Pam Fernald: