National Night Out: Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Grand Neighborhood Alliance will be holding its first ever National Night Out (NNO) event on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 from 6pm to 8pm at the corner of Greenbrier Dr and Grassy Trail Dr. (just off of Jurupa Ave. and a couple of blocks away from the Jurupa/Grand shopping center).

Last year 37 million people all over the United States participated in NNO activities and it has been a very successful method for preventing crime in neighborhoods, strengthening neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and sending a message to problem people that our neighborhoods are well organized and have strong community and police support in combating crime. (See more about NNO here: http://www.nationaltownwatch.org/nno/about.html)

I can’t emphasize enough that the success of this event really depends on the attendance of GNA friends and local residents. Representatives from the City of Riverside and the Riverside Police Department will be present to show their support. We will have plenty of free food and drink available. We’ll set up tables and chairs on the lawn so everyone can hang out and enjoy themselves. We’re working on making this a fun event with an important purpose. Families and friends are welcome.

I will send updates to everyone as plans for this event continue to evolve.

Please put GNA’s National Night Out event on your calendar for August 2, 2011 from 6pm to 8pm at the corner of Greenbrier Dr and Grassy Trail Dr. (Please note that this event will serve as our official quarterly meeting in August.) You can also e-mail me at this address for more exact directions.

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