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Neighborhood celebrations underway for "National Night Out"

Lansing communities, officers come together for National Night Out
Posted at 6:38 PM, Aug 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-06 18:38:14-04

LANSING, Mich. — Neighborhood celebrations are underway all across mid Michigan for National Night Out.

The event is all about the kids, families and the community as a whole and to show appreciation to the community and members in law enforcement.

On the 5900 block of Everette Lane in East Lansing, organizers fired up the grill and filled up the coolers in preparation for the event.

"We're gonna kick it off. We're gonna have plenty of food and drinks. All sorts of swag for the kids and Meridian Township will be coming by with various law enforcement vehicles probably the K-9 unit uh in the past we've even seen you know fire trucks and things like that support this so it's really a fun time for the kids so there will be a lot happening," an organizer said.

In other locations, a number of neighbors are doing the same thing--turning their blocks into block parties.

Celebrations are happening to give neighbors a chance to meet and enjoy a night of friendly fun.

"We celebrate by advertising a couple of weeks in advance through the neighborhood letting neighbors know that we're going to get together and celebrate what we think is a pretty important night to recognize our local law enforcement specifically our police and first responders," Gary Wedge, a neighborhood organizer, said.

The Everette Lane celebrations will last until 7:30 p.m.

Click here for a list of other National Night Out events.

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