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Front Page - Friday, October 2, 2020

National Night Out slated for Oct. 6 at East Ridge City Hall




The City of East Ridge and the East Ridge Police Department will host a National Night Out event at East Ridge City Hall Tuesday, Oct. 6, 5:30 p.m. Booths will be set up along the back lawn of City Hall with safety information, Neighborhood Watch detatils, fingerprint kits for children, activities and food.

East Ridge Animal Shelter, the East Ridge Fire Department and other city volunteers will also be present.

The city will hand out free face masks and have hand sanitizer on hand, as well as practice social distancing.

National Night Out involves citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from 16,790 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide.

In all, over 38 million people participated in National Night Out 2018.

In a news release, the City of East Ridge says National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for local anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and partnerships between the police and the community, and send a message to criminals letting them know “neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.”

Source: City of East Ridge