National Night Out events give neighbors an opportunity to get to know one another and let them know that as neighbors, we should have each other's back. It also gives your neighborhood a chance to get to know local law enforcement, so a bond and bridge of trust can be established, while having a good time!

Unfortunately, we continue to deal with the reality of the pandemic times we live in so the Annual National Night Out Kickoff event, hosted by The City of Longview, the Longview Police Department, Longview Fire Department, Partners in Prevention and the Gregg County Sheriff’s Office was forced to make some changes.

Due to health and safety protocols, the National Night Out Kick-Off will be held as a Drive-Thru Event on Tuesday, Sept. 7 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Longview Convention Complex, 100 Grand Blvd. according to a press release we received from the city.

This doesn't mean NNO is canceled. You and your neighbors can still get together and have your neighborhood party. Of course, do it responsibly.

If you're planning on having a party, just drive-up under the Maude Cobb Convention Center breezeway to register your neighborhood party and you can also get a yard-sign and other promotional items to help with your party. The first thirty vehicles will receive a door prize.

NNO is normally recognized on the first Tuesday in October so this year it falls on Tuesday October 5th. The city is hoping for residents and neighborhoods to participate this year to beat the over 100 parties that were hosted in Longview in 2018.

For more details on NNO, visit The City Of Longview and Partners in Prevention site here.

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