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Turn on your porch lamps…
An occasion for neighbors to strengthen ties and for community members to become familiar with law enforcement and emergency responders takes place on the first Tuesday of October across the region.
National Night Out, which is celebrated elsewhere in the country in August, includes downtown festivities after sundown on Oct. 4, and activities are planned in Frio and La Salle.
In Pearsall, the annual event is planned by the Volunteer Fire Department. The community’s NNO is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. at Firemens Park.
According to Pearsall Fire Chief Placido Aguilar, the event will feature DJ Yapi, free food and refreshments and organizational booths. The Pearsall High School Junior ROTC will open ceremonies by presenting the colors.
“As always we will have the fire trucks for the kids to tour,” the chief said. “We are excited to host this annual event again this year and welcome everyone to come out and enjoy the evening.”
The city of Dilley is also hosting a free event the same evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at City Hall. The event will feature DJ Aftermath and Tejano artist Grupo Letal.
All those looking to participate in Dilley’s annual event should contact Vanessa Myers at (830) 965-2113 to book a booth or activity space.
In La Salle County, the event will be hosted from 6 to 9 p.m. at Veterans Park in downtown Cotulla by the sheriff’s office. Local residents will be given information on improving community relations with law enforcement, tips on neighborhood crimefighting and notification, and a chance to meet officers, firefighters and medics. The evening is designed to be family friendly and encourages both adult and youth participation.
Traditional activities during the night include leaving porch lamps lit, either in white or blue, to show support for law enforcement and to encourage vigilance as well as providing the young with a safe outdoor environment.
“NNO promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make communities a safer, better place to live,” according to a press release from organizers nationwide.