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Cities plans ‘National Night Out’

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DALLAS AND ELLIS COUNTY - National Night Out kicked off its 28th year this past Tuesday, Aug. 2 but because of the extreme Texas heat, most cities choose to celebrate this day Tuesday, Oct. 4. 

“After much discussion, since “Pioneer Day” is the Saturday before and everyone is already out, we will just have ours during Pioneer Day,” said Ferris Police Chief Sam Love.

NNO is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for local anti-crime communities, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police partnerships and to send a message to criminals letting them know communities are joining together and fighting back.

City of Waxahachie will be hosting theirs on Saturday, Oct. 1 as well, in six different neighborhoods across the city with an Air Evac Helicopter landing. 

Waxahachie’s schedule is as follows: West Main St. NW from 10 a.m. -12 p.m.; Lawndale Circle NW from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Saddle Brook Estates NW from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Lakewood NW from 12 -2 p.m.; Northgate NW from  12- 2 p.m.; Buffalo Ridge NW from 1-3 p.m.       

City of Lancaster will be participating with members of the city council, city administration and Lancaster Police Department to support their city-wide initiative. 

The following locations are set up for Lancaster neighborhoods: Anderson Farms HOA, Block of Abby Lane, Pleasant Run Estates HOA, Rawlings Drive and Westwood V HOA, Vanguard Place.

Lancaster will host their events on Tuesday, Oct. 4 and if anyone is still interested in hosting an event they may do so by calling the Community Relations Division at 972-218-1300.


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