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City plans for National Night Out

Special to the Courier

Law enforcement officers with the City of Bandera Marshal's Office, along with the Bandera Volunteer Fire Department, invites the community to participate in Texas' 30th annual National Night Out. The event will begin at 6 pm, Tuesday, Oct. 1, in front of the VFD Station House and Municipal Building on Main Street.
The Mayor's Citizen Advisory Committee will be on hand with information on forming a city-wide neighborhood watch program. Committee members will be talking with anyone interested in participating in the program. "Come by during the event and talk about ways to build the neighborhood watch program and get the word out," said a committee spokesman.
During National Night Out, residents are encouraged to lock their doors, turn on their porch lights and gather with neighbors to show unity against criminal activity. This even sends a strong message that neighborhoods are standing strong against crime.
National Night Out builds a strong partnership between law enforcement and communities. It also promotes awareness about programs such as the neighbor hood watch campaign.
According to NATW, last year's event was the largest ever and involved 34 people in 10,000 communities from all 50 states, United States territories and military bases across the globe.
"Please stop by for free refreshments and meet our local firefighters and city law enforcement officers," said City Marshal James "Charlie" Hicks. "No purchases are necessary and no one will attempt to sell you anything at this event."
For more information, contact Chief Deputy Scott MacNaughton at 830-796-3456.