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Mon July 31, 2006
National Night Out tomorrow
By Kevin Jefferies
Northeast Texas – The National Night Out is set for tomorrow all across the nation. Each year, the event sponsored by The National Association of Town Watch aims to bring communities and law enforcement closer together to help fight crime.
Many area neighborhoods and law enforcement organizations will be marking the National Night Out.
The Fannin County Sheriff's Office will have hotdogs, live entertainments and more at the Fannin County Courthouse from 7pm to 10pm tomorrow.
In Bonham, McGruff the Crime Dog will be on hand starting at 6pm at the VA Recreational Park.
Both the Commerce Police and the A&M-Commerce University Police Department will recognize the event. In the city park, Commerce's new drug dog Rocco will meet attendees and help serve up hot dogs and refreshments from 7pm to 9pm. The University PD and A&M-Commerce's Department of Residence Life will also be out from 7pm to 9pm at the Family Apartments Playground along West Neal Street in Commerce.
Greenville will likely see the most people in the area marking National Night Out, as two dozen neighborhoods are signed up to participate. The event is organized by the Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association and sponsored by Hunt County Attorney Joel Littlefield's office. Greenville has been recognized nationally for the past four years and had over 1,200 people participate last year.