Seventy-two OKC Neighborhoods have been busy planning parties for Neighbors Night Out. Neighborhoods celebrate this event Tuesday, September 10 anywhere from 5:30-9:00pm in their individual neighborhoods. Neighbors Night Out is an effort to allow citizens to work alongside public safety officers and public officials to curb neighborhood crime, gang and drug activity and promote social connections within neighborhoods.
“Neighbors Night Out provides Oklahoma City neighborhoods a chance to get to know their neighbors,” said Lucas Malicoate, President of the Board of Directors of Neighborhood Alliance. “Our goal is to strengthen a neighborhood’s social bonds and foster a good working relationship with local police; if it comes with hot dogs and bouncy-houses, then all the better!”
“Active, social neighborhoods have less crime,” said Georgie Rasco, Executive Director of Neighborhood Alliance. “Use this event to get your neighbors out of their houses and talking to each other. Let your neighbors know that you are watching out for them, and they will do the same for you.”
Sponsored by Neighborhood Alliance, Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma City Fire Department, and local Target Stores, thousands of OKC-Metro Area citizens will gather at one of over 72 neighborhood events to celebrate Neighbors Night Out 2013.
Neighbors Night Out events will be visited by City Council members, the Police Chief, the Fire Chief, elected officials, City Department heads, fire trucks, and sometimes even the police helicopter buzzes overhead!! Target store volunteers will be volunteering at many of the neighborhood parties and have provided gift cards as prizes.
For more information on “Neighbors Night Out” activity or how to start a Neighborhood Association log onto www.nacok.org or call Neighborhood Alliance at 528-6322.
For a complete listing of all 72 of the events go to our website at NACOK.ORG or e-mail Jennifer@nacok.org
Two of the events planned for OKC:
Jeremy Battle, President (816-9395)
Ross Park, located on the north side of NW 62nd,
between May and Villa
Paul Theil, Organizer (755-5227)
Located in the vacant field adjacent to
4101NW 144th St.