Today was National Night Out - an event that, according to its website, is a unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW).
The website goes on to say that National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
In 2007, over 10,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide joined in with a total over 35 million people participating.
This momma's thinking? An evening out with free hot dogs, free chips, free pop, free ice cream, activities, balloons, and probably 30+ law enforcement vehicle for the kids to climb around on? COUNT ME IN! LOL