A night to meet the neighborsThe Superior Police Department in its community policing efforts has joined forces with neighborhoods across the community to bring National Night Out to the area Tuesday.
By: Maria Lockwood, Superior Telegram
The Superior Police Department in its community policing efforts has joined forces with neighborhoods across the community to bring National Night Out to the area Tuesday.
Individuals and groups across Superior are putting together gatherings to promote neighborhood unity and partnerships with police. This year Superior is slated to have 10 different events spanning most of the city. This is a big jump from the three events last year, according to Community Policing Officer Bonnie Beste.
One such event runs 6:30-8 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 2022 E. Second St., right across from Culver’s Restaurant.
“We just thought it would be a good opportunity,” said Vicki Garro, a member of the church council.
The free gathering will include root beer floats, yard and kids’ games as well as music provided by Zion’s praise band. Participants are asked to bring their own lawn chairs. The get-together is a chance for people to meet their neighbors and feel connected with the community, Garro said.
“In this day and age, so many people are afraid of their neighbors,” she said. If they meet and get to know each other better, they may find somebody they can count on. Everyone is welcome to drop by the event.
“Just come and get to know everybody and have a good time,” Garro said.
National Night Out is a crime prevention tool that promotes police and community partnerships. It is America’s night out against crime and to gain neighborhood unity in the fight against crime. This is the 29th year of National Night Out in America. More than 37.1 million people will be joining forces on this day across the country.
“If you received a flyer in your door for an event in your neighborhood please make every effort to attend and show your support for crime prevention,” Beste wrote in a news release.