It's America's Night Out Against Crime!

The "28th Annual National Night Out" is Tuesday, August 2, 2011.

Last year's National Night Out campaign involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. In all, over 37 million people participated in National Night Out 2010.

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.

Joe Chille will be emceeing North Tonawanda's Nite Out Activities, Tuesday August 2nd 6-9pm, in the parking lot of North Tonawanda High School, which will include:

Musical entertainment by "Somewhere Between"

A landing and take-off by the Niagara County Sheriff's Office Helicopter
Child ID and fingerprinting
Child Safety Seat inspections and installations
North Tonawanda Fire Dept. vehicle extracation display
North Tonawanda Police Dept. SWAT Weapons display
914th Security Forces Military Weapons display
Face painting and interactive games for the kids

Also the North Tonawanda Police Dept will have Hot dogs, pop, water, sno-cones and popcorn. Please bring a canned good to donate to the North Tonawanda Food Pantry.