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National Night Out San Antonio 2010

San Antonio's National Night Out

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National Night Out is a community and safety event held each year and is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW).

Date

Most National Night Outs were held this year in August. But Texas had an exemption to be able to hold their date in October, therefore this year's date will be October 5, 2010.

San Antonio has traditionally had a great turnout for this, and last year they ranked 2nd overall in all participating cities with at least 300,000 residents. As a state, Texas ranked 1st overall for 2009!

What is it?

The National Night Out (NNO) is a community event meant to increase awareness of anti-drug programs and crime awareness and protection. It is also meant to increase community bonds with the police department and other neighborhoods.

How to Participate

Each neighborhood or block that wants to participate must register. The registration form is very simple and available on the official registration page.[/link] Last year's NNO had between 160,000-180,000 participants in San Antonio alone.

Street Closure

Many neighborhoods that participate wish to close off a street in order to allow for increased safety and mobility. Doing this allows participants in the NNO to freely move back and forth without worrying about traffic. In order to do this, you need official city permission and pay a $75 fee. You can find out more by opening about an official street closure.

Remember, this is optional for convenience but is not necessary to participate in NNO activities.

Additional Events and Info

There are several events leading up to the NNO on October 6. These include official ceremonies and declarations, a fair, and an awards ceremony. Follow the link to find out when and where these events are. The same link also is the official SAPD page regarding this year's NNO that has valuable links and updates regarding the 2009 National Night Out.
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