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Several communities holding National Night Out events in Mid-Michigan

Posted at 12:55 PM, Aug 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-06 13:20:50-04

LANSING, Mich. — Local law enforcement and community members are teaming up on Tuesday, Aug. 6 to help cut down on crime.

Neighborhoods across Mid-Michigan are hosting block parties, cookouts, as part of the annual National Night Out.

Neighbors are encouraged to leave their own porches and cross the lawn to meet their neighbors.

The following parts of Mid-Michigan are holding events Tuesday:

Mayor Andy Schor, the Lansing Police Department and the Lansing Fire Department will join several neighborhoods across the city to celebrate National Night Out from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

East Lansing
The East Lansing Public Library (ELPL) and East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) are once again partnering to host the City of East Lansing's National Night Out, Touch-a-Truck event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at ELPL, 950 Abbot Road.

This year's event will feature interaction with local police officers and firefighters, face painting, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, popcorn, cotton candy, grilled hot dogs prepared by East Lansing Mayor Mark Meadows and plenty of vehicles for children to explore.

Children can explore police vehicles from ELPD, a fire engine and ambulance from the East Lansing Fire Department, several vehicles from the East Lansing Department of Public Works, a CATA bus, a tow truck from H&H Mobil, a junk truck from College Hunks and more.

Members of the ELPD K9 Unit and the Ingham County Sheriff Office's Mounted Division will also be there to visit with young animal lovers, as well as members of the ELPD Bike Unit.

ELPL will close at 5 p.m. and the ELPL parking lot will close at 4 p.m. to prepare for this all-ages community celebration. Parking for the event will be available on side streets and at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road. The event is free and open to all community members.

Meridian Township
The Meridian Township Police will serve as the community host for the annual event celebrated this year on from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Events are planned through various neighborhoods through the township.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Williamston Police Department National Night Out. Come to McCormick Park from 3-9PM for a great evening out with your family.

Jackson is holding an event at Loomis Park from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Jackson Police Department and the Jackson Fire Department will have a firetruck and police car for kids.

National Night Out takes place in the evening hours on the first Tuesday of August, promoting community partnerships, crime prevention, and neighborhood camaraderie.

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