For more than a decade, the community of Nash, Texas has come together once a year to socialize, laugh, and learn the importance of safety.

Next month on Tuesday, Oct. 2, city officials will partner with the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) to present this year’s National Night Out. The event will run between 6 – 8 p.m.

“We shut down City Hall for this community event,” says Kelli Harris, court clerk and secretary for the Nash police department. “This year we will have a fall festival theme with hot dogs, a cake walk, bounce houses and weather permitting, a dunking booth.”

The program brings together the fire department, police, department of transportation, child and adult protective services and more to emphasize crime prevention and new safety initiatives within the community.

National Night Out helps strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, according to Matt Peskin, the national project coordinator for NATW. The event also sends a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods like Nash are organized and fighting back.

So take the family out for a festive but educational evening at City Hall, mingle with your neighbors, eat a snow cone, and meet some of the folks who make Nash, Texas a safe place to live.

Nash City Hall is located at 119 Elm St., Nash, Texas 75569. For more information about the event, call Kelli Harris at (903) 838-0822 or visit www.nationalnightout.org.

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