Nashua Set to Observe
“America’s Night Out Against Crime”
(NASHUA) --- On Tuesday, August 2nd, neighborhoods throughout Nashua are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 33rd Annual National Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. Sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by the Nashua Police Department, Nashua Fire-Rescue, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Nashua, and the Nashua Police Athletic League, will involve over 15,325 communities in all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world.
NNO is being supported locally and nationally in part by TARGET stores. Nashua’s two Target stores are a sponsor for the Nashua evening and will have a number of staff on hand to assist with the evening program.
National Night Out is designed to: (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and working with local law enforcement.
From 5:30 to 8 p.m. on August 2nd residents from neighborhoods throughout Nashua are invited to join with members of the community neighborhood watch groups, city officials and departments to take part in numerous events, including a family swim, and information work-shops at the Boys and Girls Club at 47 Grand Avenue.
The hi-light of the evening will be the screening of recently completed videos designed to show youth interaction with police officers. The videos were done as part of a senior class project and depict the right and wrong way of police and teens dealing with each. The videos were part of the Nashua Racial Ethnic Disparity program. City officials, parents and youth are encouraged to view the videos which will be followed by a discussion with Nashua RED leaders along with the New Hampshire DMC.
The opening ceremony with Mayor James Donchess, Aldermanic Board President Brian McCarthy, and Police Chief Andrew Lavoie along with officials from the Boys & Girls Club and Nashua PAL will feature the Nashua Police Department Honor Guard and local vocalist Alan St. Louis singing our national anthem.
Events will include live entertainment, face painting, family activities, games, information on safe neighborhoods. The event is free and open to everyone.
For more information contact:
Community Policing Coordinator