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Marion Neighborhoods Come Together to Celebrate “National Night Out” on August 6th, 2019 Share

Jul 2, 2019  |  Web Administrator

For the first time since the late 1990s, City of Mar­i­on Neigh­bor­hood Asso­ci­a­tions are com­ing togeth­er to cel­e­brate Nation­al Night Out by host­ing a city­wide event! The evening of August 6th, 2019 will be filled with fun and edu­ca­tion­al activ­i­ties host­ed by the Neigh­bor­hood Asso­ci­a­tions, Mar­i­on Police Depart­ment, Mar­i­on Fire Depart­ment, and city offi­cials. Nation­al Night Out (“NNO”) will include live music, demon­stra­tions and activ­i­ties with first respon­ders, and each active Neigh­bor­hood Asso­ci­a­tion will be present to help neigh­bors get con­nect­ed to the work being done to build and main­tain wel­com­ing neigh­bor­hoods. Prizes will also be giv­en pro­mot­ing neigh­bor­hood beautification.

The plan­ning com­mit­tee is encour­ag­ing neigh­bors to save the date for August 6th from 6 — 9pm. Food ven­dors will open at 5pm. The event will be held Down­town, Mar­i­on in the new­ly ren­o­vat­ed 5th Street Com­mons (Lot on 5th Street between Wash­ing­ton and Adams).

Busi­ness­es or orga­ni­za­tions inter­est­ed in either host­ing a booth or mak­ing a dona­tion towards prize pack­ages may con­tact City of Mar­i­on Neigh­bor­hood Asso­ci­a­tion Coor­di­na­tor, Kay­la John­son. The com­mit­tee is request­ing prize dona­tions pro­mot­ing beau­ti­fi­ca­tion and build­ing wel­com­ing neigh­bor­hoods, how­ev­er, a vari­ety of prizes are wel­come! Please make con­tact by July 19th to participate.

John­son explained that host­ing an annu­al cam­paign cel­e­brat­ing the col­lab­o­ra­tive work being done to build and main­tain Mar­i­on neigh­bor­hoods is impor­tant. With­out trust­ing rela­tion­ships between neigh­bors, first respon­ders, and city offi­cials, our neigh­bor­hoods suf­fer,” empha­sized John­son. She hopes NNO can be a time to cel­e­brate the trust being built and the work being done.

May­or Jess Alum­baugh expressed his excite­ment for the oppor­tu­ni­ty the com­mu­ni­ty has to come togeth­er through NNO. My belief is that the way to a bet­ter com­mu­ni­ty is through build­ing rela­tion­ships with our neigh­bors. So, on August 6th, let’s cel­e­brate each oth­er and the work that is being done in our great community!” 

About Nation­al Night Out:

Thir­ty-five years ago, the Nation­al Asso­ci­a­tion of Town Watch (NATW) cre­at­ed NNO as an annu­al com­mu­ni­ty-build­ing cam­paign to pro­mote strong police-com­mu­ni­ty part­ner­ships and neigh­bor­hood cama­raderie to make neigh­bor­hoods safer and more car­ing places to live and work. The NATW encour­ages com­mu­ni­ties to build on the pur­pose of the cam­paign and make it their own. Fol­low the link for more infor­ma­tion about the nation­al cam­paign: https://​natw​.org/.

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