Hoquiam will join in National Night Out

On Tuesday, Aug. 6, Hoquiam will join in the 30th annual National Night Out against crime. Neighborhoods throughout the city will host block parties in order for neighbors to get to know one another and create a strong network of communication in their neighborhood.

Public officials, officers, firefighters, Crime Watch volunteers and an E911 dispatcher will drop into the block parties to talk about crime prevention and general safety tips.

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in local anti-crime efforts; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Last year, 37.5 million people in more than 15,000 communities joined in the event co-sponsored by the National Assocation of Town Watch and locally by the Hoquiam Police Department and other law enforcement agencies.

If you want to close your neighborhood street or utilize a City Park for a party during National Night Out, please contact Tracy Wood at the City of Hoquiam Community Services Department at 538-3970 or twood@cityofhoquiam.com. Signs and barricades are available from the city if needed.

The police department will be providing free party items to each block party host. To sign up or to obtain more information regarding this event, call Chief Jeff Myers at 360-532-0892, ext. 105 or jmyers@cityofhoquiam.com or Tracy Wood listed above.