Pine City announces second National Night Out

Monday, July 20th, 2009 at 7:40 am

Fighting crime with BBQs may sound rather unconventional, but on August 4th,  Pine City will become one of more than 12,000 communities to take a stand against organized crime and drug use by throwing several neighborhood parties.

“The event is a lot of fun,” said city planner Nathan Johnson.  “Last year, we had quite a bit of participation and we expect even more this year.”

National Night Out, also known as Night Out Against Crime, began in 1984 as a simple concept aimed at uniting entire communities in the fight against neighborhood crime: leave your lights on.  That year, 400 communities in 23 states brought 2.5 million Americans together through front porch vigils. The event, held on the first Tuesday of each August, has grown steadily and last year boasted much more than just a couple of million porch lights left on.

In 2007, 35.4 million people in more than 11,000 communities in all 50 states, territories, Canadian cities and military bases across the globe recognized the 24th annual National Night Out with festivals, parades, block parties, cookouts, neighborhood walk, safety fairs and rallies.

For general information about National Night Out 2008, visit

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