National Night Out Kick-Off Party in SoDo

Orlando Mayor Dyer will officially start the 29th Annual National Night Out with a free kick-off party in SODO (Target at SODO, 120 West Grant Street) on Monday, August 6, 2012 at 5pm.  The kick-off party is open to the public and will feature giveaways from SODO businesses and an opportunity to meet Orlando Police Department District Patrol officers.

National Night Out will continue on Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 when Orlando Police Chief Paul Rooney and Orlando Fire Chief John Miller will join the City of Orlando’s Neighborhood Watch staff to visit the three neighborhood watch parties selected as the first, second and third place winners in the National Night Out theme contest.  This year’s National Night Out theme is “Celebrating Safe Communities” and the winners include:

  • 1st place – Metrowest Neighborhood
  • 2nd place – Park Lake/Highland Neighborhood
  • 3rd place – Carver Shores Neighborhood
National Night Out is an annual event that helps build stronger, safer communities by giving crime a going away party. The event is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support and participation in local anticrime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are working together to keep crime out.
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