National Night Out next week

Published: Friday, August 1, 2008 at 8:24 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, August 1, 2008 at 8:24 a.m.

The High Springs Police Department and the Gainesville Police Department are hosting the 25th annual National Night Out Tuesday evening. The event is designed to increase awareness about police programs and form bonds among community residents.

The High Springs event will be held at Katherine Taylor Park on SE Douglas Street where the department will provide free refreshments and a fire truck will be on site for attendees to tour.

GPD is handling the evening differently. Gainesville residents are encouraged to turn on porch lights, walk the streets with friends and meet neighbors. A barbecue will be held at Lincoln Park for residents who live near the area but is open to all who want to attend.

Forty Gainesville neighborhoods plan to participate in the activities, said Gainesville's Sgt. Jeff Blundell.

For more information, contact Sgt. Antoine Sheppard at the HSPD at (386)454-1415 or Sgt. Jeff Blundell at GPD at 334-2385.

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