National Night Out/New Hope's Nite To Unite 2014
This year’s National Night Out, New Hope's Nite to Unite! event will be from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, August 5. New Hope will once again be participating in both the National Night Out program sponsored nationally by the National Association of Town Watch and Nite to Unite, a state program sponsored by the Minnesota Crime Prevention Association. Although the event is still a couple months away, it’s not too soon to sign up your neighborhood today!
Whatever you call it, National Night Out, Night to Unite provides a great opportunity to spend some time outside with your neighbors to renew and strengthen your neighborhood’s commitment to work together with the New Hope Police Department to prevent crime and improve public safety in New Hope. While the traditional “lights on” and front porch vigils remain a part of the event, National Night Out activities have expanded considerably over the years to include block parties, cookouts, visits from police, neighborhood walks, contests and much more.
Last year, approximately 4,600 people participated in 89 National Night Out block parties throughout New Hope. Participants also collected food and school supplies that were delivered to N.E.A.R. and local schools for distribution to local families.
By registering early for National Night Out, neighborhood organizers can get their choice of popular visitors including McGruff, West Metro firefighters, police K-9, a North Memorial ambulance, or a City Council member. And, groups that register by July 1 are eligible to receive a Picnic Pack which includes paper plates, forks, and cups for the number of people the organizer expects to attend.
This year, all participating neighborhoods are encouraged to distribute information on Hands Only CPR during their event. Flyers and links to the online training videos will be available for all groups. Also new this year, the New Hope Crime Prevention Fund is sponsoring a raffle for all groups who have a National Night Out planning meeting or a regular Neighborhood Watch meeting between May 1 and June 30, 2014. Please contact Officer Korth for information if your group intends to enter in this drawing. The winning neighborhood will receive a $150 gift card to use towards their National Night Out event.
Registration packets will be sent to those who organized National Night Out events last year. Others can get a registration form for National Night Out, New Hope’s Night to Unite by visiting www.ci.new-hope.mn.us/nno. For more information or to have registration materials mailed to you, contact Nichole Korth at 763-531-5140 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014 National Night Out Nite to Unite Registration Form
Block Party/Barricade Request Form
Block Party Petition - Appendix A