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Lockhart prepares for National Night Out

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In connection with the National Association of Town Watch, the Lockhart Police Department and citizens across Caldwell County will participate in National Night out on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2010.

Although most Texas communities hold National Night Out events in October, the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), the City of Lockhart opts to celebrate National Night Out in Aug

ust, in an effort to increase local participation.

National Night Out block parties offer neighbors the chance to get to know one another in a social atmosphere, while emergency first responders including police, firefighters and emergency medical service personnel visit with them. The cumulative effect, according to NATW, is that neighbors who participate in block parties are more likely to watch out for one another’s property and personal well-being, leading to safer and often healthier communities.

Lockhart and Caldwell County residents who want to participate in National Night Out activities have a variety of block parties and gatherings to choose from, beginning in the early afternoon and lasting well into the evening.

The registered block parties as announced this week by local National Night Out liaisons include:

Lockhart City Park Pavilion: 7 – 10 p.m.

Lockhart Area Senior Citizens Center, 901 Bois D’Arc: 6 – 8 p.m.

1602 Windridge Dr.: 7 – 9 p.m.

Summerside Park: 6:30 – 9 p.m.

515 Neches St.: 7 – 8:30 p.m.

1626 Parkview: 7 – 9 p.m.

573 San Jacinto: 6 – 8 p.m.

Golden Age Home, 1505 S. Main: 3 – 4:30 p.m.

1306 Woodlawn: 6 – 8 p.m.

Meadow Park Village Apartments, 1200 Meadow Park Village: 5 – 7 p.m.

Clearfork Elementary: 6 – 8:30 p.m.

1314 Walter Ellison: 7:30 p.m.

1008 W. Live Oak St.: 6:30 p.m.

Sunchase Apartments, 1001 S. Guadalupe: 6:30 p.m.

For additional information on National Night Out activities, contact Lt. William Tedford at Lockhart Police Department, (512) 398-4401.

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