National Night Out/New Hope's Nite To Unite 2013
This year’s National Night Out, New Hope's Nite to Unite! event will be from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6. 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, the point is to spend some time outside with your neighbors and to renew and strengthen your neighborhood’s commitment to work together with the Police Department to prevent crime and improve public safety in New Hope. While the traditional “light on” and front porch vigils remain a part of the National Night Out tradition, activities have expanded considerably over the years to include block parties, cookouts, visits from police, neighborhood walks, contests and much more.
Last year about 4,800 people participated in 95 registered 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.
Neighborhood organizers can register now for this year’s National Night Out celebration. While registration will continue through August 2, popular neighborhood visitors are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. And, their schedules fill up quickly. Visitors include McGruff, West Metro firefighters, police K-9, a North ambulance, or a City Council member. Another reason to register early is that groups that turn in a completed registration form by July 1 are eligible to receive a Picnic Pack which includes paper plates, forks, and cups for the number of people they expect to attend. Neighborhoods that are planning to block off their street for a block party on National Night Out need to submit a request form to the Police Department no later than July 24 to reserve barricades.
If you would like suggestions for some new activities to include in your neighborhood’s celebration call crime prevention officer Nichole Korth at 763-531-5140. She has loads of fun, imaginative ideas that other groups have enjoyed at their festivities over the years.
Registration packets are mailed or e-mailed about May 1 to those who organized National Night Out events last year. Others may get a registration form or additional information about National Night Out, New Hope’s Nite to Unite by visiting the city’s website at www.ci.new-hope.mn.us/nno, or contacting Officer Korth at 763-531-5140 or
2013 National Night Out Nite to Unite Registration Form
Block Party/Barricade Request Form
Block Party Petition - Appendix A