Party with your neighbors on Aug. 6A couple of weeks ago we announced that the city was seeking applicants to host neighborhood parties as part of National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 6. So far, about 50 parties have been registered.
By: Budgeteer News staff, Duluth Budgeteer News
A couple of weeks ago we announced that the city was seeking applicants to host neighborhood parties as part of National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 6. So far, about 50 parties have been registered. Parties range in location from east to west.
All are welcome at these events. Many hosts encourage you to bring food to share and a chair (to sit on). Some hosts will provide food and some suggest your bring your own meat to grill.
Activities planned range from dancing around a maypole with Terrence Smith at the Grant Community Center in East Hillside, to pony rides for kids at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church at 2701 W. Third St.
The Boys and Girls Club is planning free food, music, games and door prizes at Lincoln Park (2501 N. 25th Ave. West).
And in the center of downtown, Jim Hall will be providing music at CHUM’s party in the food shelf’s parking lot, 120 N. First Ave. West. CHUM’s party promises a full fare of food including hot dogs, hamburgers, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw and watermelon.
Many parties will be just a gathering of neighbors enjoying food and conversation.
The purpose of National Night Out is to take a stand against crime and promote community togetherness. Neighborhoods in Duluth and other cities throughout the country will take part in National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6.
Started in 1984, the annual event is celebrating its 30th year of raising awareness about crime and police programs.
Last year there were 37 parties throughout the city. This year there are about 50 registered parties.
“The value of the evening is in seeing neighbors coming out to meet one another and to celebrate the safety of this
beautiful city we share,” said Pam Kleinschmidt, captain of the Lincoln Park Patrol and volunteer organizer for the event. “It’s an evening that promotes awareness of the community’s need to band together to build stronger communities and build a partnership with law enforcement.”
Police officers and firefighters frequently stop by parties to meet residents.
“The community just bands together for a fun evening,” said Kleinschmidt.