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Neighborhoods can register for National Night Out

Neighborhoods throughout Naperville are invited to join communities nationwide and participate in the city’s 18th annual National Night Out event from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 6.

Neighborhoods are asked to register their National Night Out events with the city of Naperville by July 12. To register, call Naperville Police Sgt. Steve Schindlbeck at 630-420-4188 or email him at schindlbecks@naperville.il.us.

To celebrate National Night Out, Naperville residents are encouraged to lock their doors, turn on their outside lights and spend the evening outdoors with their neighbors. Members of the Naperville Fire, Police, Public Works and Electric and Water Utility Departments will visit registered events. Previous neighborhood events have included block parties, parades and more.

“National Night Out in Naperville is a chance for everyone to connect as a community and reaffirm our commitment to a safe, friendly city,” Mayor A. George Pradel said. “This is a fun opportunity for families to spend time with their neighbors and friends and meet the city workers who keep us safe and secure. I know the Council and I love visiting various events and meeting new people, and we will do our best to attend as many events as possible. I hope all neighborhoods will register and participate in this important evening.”

National Night Out is a nationwide event designed to generate support and participation in local anti-crime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit and improve the relationship between the community police department and residents. The National Night Out campaign involves citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from more than 15,000 communities from all 50 states.

For more information on National Night Out, visit www.nationalnightout.org/nno or www.naperville.il.us/nno.aspx.

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