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July 29th, 2008
City of San Marcos Blog: National Night Out rescheduled for Oct. 7

From the city of San Marcos

The 25th annual National Night Out Against Crime in San Marcos has been rescheduled from the first Tuesday in August to Tuesday, Oct. 7

Many communities in Texas are resetting the annual neighborhood event to the fall due to hot summer temperatures and busy summer schedules for residents, said Danny Arredondo, a San Marcos police department crime prevention officer.

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness and generate support and participation for local anti-crime efforts. NNO also seeks to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and to send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

City council members, city staff, police, firefighters, EMS and 911 operators will visit gatherings throughout the city. Many neighborhoods throughout San Marcos will host a variety of special events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, and visits from police, flashlight walks, contests, youth activities and anti-crime rallies. San Marcos NNO parties have drawn enthusiastic participation in recent years.

For information, contact Arredondo at 754-2270.

— MELISSA MILLECAM

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