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Night Out

Garett Fisbeck Modified: April 18, 2013 at 11:58 am •  Published: September 12, 2012
Osei Bandele (left), Vice President of the JFK Neighborhood Association, talks with neighborhood residents during a National Night Out event at the JFK Neighborhood in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.  Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Osei Bandele (left), Vice President of the JFK Neighborhood Association, talks with neighborhood residents during a National Night Out event at the JFK Neighborhood in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman

Today I went to neighborhood near MLK and NE 8th for National Night Out, a crime prevention event that happens across the country.

Thinking back to my childhood, my neighborhood was such a large part of the person I became.  It was like a big dysfunctional family that loved and supported each other, and the neighborhood I visited today reminded me a lot of that.

Brianna Young, 9, Evelyn Floyd, 9, and Brijan'e Young, 4, sit together during a National Night Out event at the JFK Neighborhood in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.  Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Brianna Young, 9, Evelyn Floyd, 9, and Brijan'e Young, 4, sit together during a National Night Out event at the JFK Neighborhood in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Terry Williams cooks burgers and hotdogs during a National Night Out event at the JFK Neighborhood in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.  Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Terry Williams cooks burgers and hotdogs during a National Night Out event at the JFK Neighborhood in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Brianna Young, 9, and Josiah Owens, 1, take a ride around the street in a battery powered car during a National Night Out event at the JFK Neighborhood in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.  Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Brianna Young, 9, and Josiah Owens, 1, take a ride around the street in a battery powered car during a National Night Out event at the JFK Neighborhood in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Bridget Williams laughs during a National Night Out event at the JFK Neighborhood in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.  Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Bridget Williams laughs during a National Night Out event at the JFK Neighborhood in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
C.J. Williams, 5, plays with a basketball during a National Night Out event at the JFK Neighborhood in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.  Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
C.J. Williams, 5, plays with a basketball during a National Night Out event at the JFK Neighborhood in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Osei Bandele, Vice President of the JFK Neighborhood Association, rides his bike during a National Night Out event at the JFK Neighborhood in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.  Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Osei Bandele, Vice President of the JFK Neighborhood Association, rides his bike during a National Night Out event at the JFK Neighborhood in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman

-Garett Fisbeck


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