Each year, the second Tuesday of August, the country celebrates National Nite Out. NNO helps neighbors get together and get to know each other, and in turn, this is supposed to help promote safer neighborhoods as people start looking out for their neighbors and new friends.
I was on the Social Committee in my neighborhood this year, and it was a blast! We had 51% of our neighborhood present, which is huge! We have Crime Watch signs up throughout the neighborhood and one of the criteria to keep those signs is that we must show at least a 40% attendence at the NNO each year. As people arrive, they must sign in for their address in order for us to get credit for the attendence, even if that family can't stay and have fun.
The other part of NNO is a canned food drive. The City of Richardson collected over 10,000 pounds of canned food. Each family who attends is encouraged to bring 2 canned goods. There were over 200 parties across the city, and for a population of just under 100,000 people, that's A LOT!
Remember, I work all of North Dallas County and Collin County including Richardson, Plano, Allen, Frisco, Carrollton, Garland, Rowlett, McKinney, etc... my car will take us anywhere you need to go!!
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