University District to host National Night Out celebration Oct. 2

Children enjoy some food during the 2015 National Night Out observance on the UALR campus

The University District Neighborhood Association will host its annual National Night Out celebration on Tuesday, Oct. 2. 

National Night Out will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at Saint Mark Baptist Church, 5722 W. 12th St., Little Rock.

National Night Out is a community-building initiative that promotes safety through neighborhood camaraderie and police-community partnerships. The National Association of Town Watch, a nonprofit crime prevention organization, started the campaign.

The goal of the event is to enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available, and local musicians will provide entertainment. An awards ceremony will be held to honor local law enforcement officers and first responders from the Little Rock Police Department, Little Rock Fire Department, and MEMS.

In the upper right photo, children enjoy some food during the 2015 National Night Out observance on the UA Little Rock campus.

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