Yemassee plans National Night Out on Aug. 2 | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | July 30, 2016 5:00 pm
Last Updated: July 27, 2016 at 4:27 pm
On Tuesday Aug. 2, neighborhoods throughout Yemassee are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 33rd Annual National Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), is co-sponsored locally by Alpha Genesis, Inc. and The Town of Yemassee.
From 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday Aug. 2, residents in neighborhoods throughout Yemassee and across the nation, are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police. Many neighborhoods like Yemassee will be hosting a variety of special events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, visits from police, flashlight walks, contests, youth activities and anticrime rallies at town hall.
The Town of Yemassee will be hosting its first NNO. The local police and fire departments will serve dinner (hotdogs/hamburgers); Harold’s Country Club will provide a cooling station; Fletcher’s Finds will update progress on the train depot renovations; and Le Creuset will provide door prizes. “Lights On, Means Lights Out for Crime” poster contest winners announced. Other events include pet care and safety presented by Alpha Genesis, Inc. and local veterinarians, American Red Cross Blood and a DKMS International Bone Marrow drives, Frontier Communications and other utility companies home safety tips, Jus Luv Music (Karaoke by Jen Garvin) and Walterboro Rental Kid jump/bounce/slide. Local church choir members will entertain the neighborhood.
Yemassee’s “Project 365” for its first NNO is to increase awareness about safety and crime within the Town of Yemassee, resolving and eliminating potential “problem areas” by community involvement. Neighbors will be invited to pledge anything from a community/neighborhood event, volunteer or gift items/funding ideas to help make Yemassee a better community. The Town of Yemassee will follow up with each pledge and assist the community with their pledge. Other neighborhoods/neighbors have organized movie nights, clean up park days, yard of the month competitions, lawn service for shut-ins, animal vaccination clinics, donated funds for additional street lighting, started programs to give out light bulbs for front/back porches, dog walk watch programs, etc.
For information call Dominique Brown, Alpha Genesis, Inc., 843-589-5190 ext. 29 or visit National Association of Town Watch, (610) 649-7055, www.natinalnightout.org