BELTON (September 28, 2012)-On Tuesday, residents will join communities across Texas in participating in the 29th annual National Night Out.
National Night Out is a crime prevention event to promote police-community partnerships, safety, and neighborhood unity.
In 2011, 14 neighborhood block parties were held throughout Belton.
Over 37 million people in 15,325 communities in the U.S. participated in National Night Out activities last year, police said.
Belton will host 16 neighborhood block parties this year designed to give residents a chance to get to know their neighbors, meet local officials, and discuss neighborhood concerns with police officers.
Block party hosts are planning a variety of activities that include visits by the Belton police and fire departments, Badge the Crime Dog, games, food, and other fun activities.
The Belton Police Department will be sponsoring a "best block party" contest with recognition for the most creative block party.
Most of the locations will hold their events from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
For locations and more information, call (254) 933-5840.