Neighbors Urged To Meet For National Night Out

The National Night out is coming on Tuesday, when people all over the world will lock their doors, turn on their porch lights, and go outside to meet the neighbors. Tuesday is the 31st anniversary for National Night Out. This will be the 27th year that the City of Redding has participated, and the 17th year for Anderson. Organizers say the idea is that when you know your neighbors and they know you, it's more difficult for criminal activity to take place unnoticed. Since every neighborhood's block party is their own affair, there are no set times, but the events generally run from around Six or 6:30 until around Nine O'clock. Last year an estimated 37-Million people in more than 16-Thousand communities celebrated National Night Out. City council members and other officials, fire fighters, and police officers in Redding and Anderson will visit block parties if they're invited. In Redding, Community Service Officer Barb Crumrine can be contacted at 225-4228. Anderson Police can be reached at 378-6600. To allow the city council to attend the events, the regular council meeting set for Tuesday will be held on Wednesday.