CRIME PREVENTION NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

Beulah Stoker (Southeast), Daryl Kinbschy (Creighton Homes), Billie Rykard (Belle Vista), and Shirley Glover (Fairfield) of the local neighborhood associations worked diligently getting sponsors and donations to provide free food and entertainment.  The police and fire departments put on demonstrations of city equipment, including the Hostage Rescue Vehicle and Andros-the remote control robot that looked like a contraption out of star wars.
Beulah Stoker (Southeast), Daryl Kinbschy (Creighton Homes), Billie Rykard (Belle Vista), and Shirley Glover (Fairfield) of the local neighborhood associations worked diligently getting sponsors and donations to provide free food and entertainment. The police and fire departments put on demonstrations of city equipment, including the Hostage Rescue Vehicle and Andros-the remote control robot that looked like a contraption out of star wars.
It was free food and lots of fun at the SouthWest Area’s Partnership (SWAP) Crime Prevention Night Out on August 2, 2005.

The National Night Out started 22 years ago, as a show of solidarity within the neighborhoods. It was a statement to criminals that neighbors were joining with neighbors to work together to combat crime. “Initially people across the city would turn on their porch lights on a given night as a statement of recognition of the crime problem in the city,” said Beulah Stoker, of Southeast Neighborhood Association. “Then we decided to concentrate our efforts to bring people together in a gathering which involved the city police and fire departments.”

The evening of fun was held at the Sears Pavilion, across from Hall’s Restaurant on Bluffton Road.

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