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Southwest to Celebrate National Night Out

Friday July 21, 2006

Louisville Metro Council
Media Advisory
For Immediate Release                                   
Media Contacts:
Stephen Haag, Jr.   574-1204 / 645-1752(cell)                             
Tony Hyatt  574-4137 / 526-3622 (cell) 

Councilmembers Rick Blackwell (District 12), Vicki Welch (District 13), Bob Henderson (District 14), Dan Johnson (District 21) and Doug Hawkins (District 25) are partnering with the Louisville Metro Police Department’s 3rd Division to celebrate National Night Out on August 1st.

National Night Out is a nationally recognized crime and drug prevention event designed to increase awareness, strengthen neighborhoods and improved communication with police. The focus of National Night Out is sending a message to criminals that residents are focused on stopping crime through improved neighborhood associations and awareness of crime prevention techniques.

National Night Out events will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Southwest Government Center (7219 Dixie Highway). The event will include refreshments (hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, popcorn and other treats) along with displays by the Metro Police Bomb Squad, SWAT, Dive Team, Air 60, Crimes Against Seniors and the Animal Services SPOT truck. Citizens wanting more information are encouraged to call 574-2135.

Sponsor(s):
Rick Blackwell (D) 12
Vicki Welch (D) 13
Bob Henderson (D) 14
Dan Johnson (D) 21
Doug Hawkins (D) 25