Public Relations Manager
National Night Out Celebrated
Throughout Little Rock
(Little Rock – October 1, 2012) -- On Tuesday, October 2nd, citizens, law enforcement agencies, community groups, businesses and local officials will join forces to mark National Night Out. In Little Rock, there are at least fifteen sites working with City staff.
“Most years there are neighborhoods that plan their own activities without partnering with the City – so we expect that there will be even more sites throughout Little Rock on October 2nd,” said Andre Bernard, Director of Housing and Neighborhood programs for the City of Little Rock. “No matter who does the planning, the result is a notable one. This one night can help create relationships for neighbors that last all year. We’re very proud to be a part of this annual event.”
National Night Out is designed to:
- Heighten crime, drug and violence prevention awareness;
- Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
- Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships;
- Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
In Little Rock, these goals will be accomplished in a wide variety of ways. Though food (catfish and hot dogs seem to be the most popular offerings), games (organized sports or carnival-style arcade activities), and information (crime prevention, health screenings, city program offerings) are staples at each site. Every location puts its own unique twist on it and most sites also have visits from Little Rock Police and Fire personnel.
“Traveling around to the various locations throughout the City is a great way to experience the rich diversity that Little Rock has to offer,” says City Manager Bruce Moore. “During National Night Out you will see people of all ages, races, and professional backgrounds meeting together as neighbors. City staff looks forward to this night every year as they help celebrate neighborhoods and community-building.”
2012 National Night Out Locations
West Central Alert Center
Location: 4200 Barrow Road
Brownwood Terrace Neighborhood Association
Location: # 14 Keltwood Cove
Time: 5:30- 8:00
Twin Lake B POA
9302 Labette Dr.
Location: Twin Lakes Recreation Area
Time: 5:00- 7:30
Westwood Neighborhood Association
Location: Western Hills Elementary School
4901 Western Hills Road
East 21st Alert Center
Location: 500 E 21st. Street
South End Alert Center
Location: Daisy Bates Museum
2811 W. 28th
Central High Alert Center
Location: 1108 Park
Time: 5:00 PM– 7:00 PM
Capitol View Stifft Station
Lamar Porter Field/Billy Mitchell Boys Club
Location: 3100 W. 7th
Time 5:00 – 7:00
Willie L. Hinton Resource Center
Location: 3805 W 12th.
Oak Forest Alert Center &
The University District Neighborhoods
Location: UALR Welcome Center
University Plaza (Northeast corner of University & Asher Avenue)
Time: 5:30 - 7:00
East Little Rock Alert Center
Location: East End Park 2500 E. 6th ST.
Valley Drive Alert Center
Location: McClellan High School
9417 Geyer Springs Rd.
Doyle Springs Alert Center
Party in the Park
Location: Wakefield Park
7401 Woodson Road.
Baseline Alert Center
Location: Baseline Elementary School
3623 Baseline Road
Mann Road Alert Center
Location: 9209 Mann Road