On Tuesday, August 4, Sylmar and other communities across the Southland will participate in National Night Out, a time when neighbors can come together in solidarity to demonstrate to drug lords and other criminals that “we’re mad as hell and we’re not going to take it any more.”
More than 37 million people in 15,000 communities participated last year, according to the event’s organizers, the National Association of Town Watch. Here in Sylmar the event will be held at 6 p.m. at Sylmar Park, 13109 Borden Ave (at Polk), and will be hosted by the Sylmar Neighborhood Council.
Law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations, and local officials participate each year to strengthen police-community partnerships, NATW says in its promotional material.
Over its 26 years of existence, National Night Out has grown from modest front porch neighborhood watch vigils into block parties, cookouts, parades, exhibits, flashlight walks, contests, and youth programs. Our program here in Sylmar will feature hot dogs, a celebration of Neighborhood Watch, and a game of softball.
Come out on August 4 at 6 p.m. to meet your neighbors and be part of the nation’s largest annual crime/drug prevention event!
See you there!
Ms. Jacky Walker
REALTOR® – DRE License #01124140
Century 21 All Moves
11011 Balboa Blvd.
Granada Hills, CA 91344