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PALMHURST—The Palmhurst Police Department will present the city’s First National Night Out on Oct. 2 from 6 - 9 p.m. An event, in the past, that has been shared with the city of Mission, will be held at the North Mission Church of Christ at 1410 E. Mile 3 Road.

Chief of Police Michael A. Vela said to kick off the night out, a convoy will commence on 3 Mile Road beginning on Shary Road and ending on Stewart Road.

The small procession is set to begin at 5:45 p.m. and will include law enforcement and fire departments from neighboring cities, which include: Alamo, Alton, Peñitas, Pharr, McAllen and Mission.

In the last seven years, Palmhurst and Mission have combined their efforts to bring 1000 bags of school supplies to children during National Night Out. Vela says Palmhurst will have multiple school supplies for attending children, as well as rides, games, arts and crafts, food and music.

“There will be a performance from the Midkiff Elementary School Choir and a talent show for the kids,” Vela said. “The band and cheerleaders from Cantu Junior High will also be here.”

The National Night out will have vendors from Mission CISD, Sharyland ISD, Walgreens, Walmart and other local businesses. Vela added many of these vendors will have fundraising opportunities to give attendees a chance to give back to local school districts.

In addition to the fun and games for attendees to enjoy, this event will also promote safety and awareness to Palmhurst’s community.

The Mission Fire Department will bring a mobile smoke house for children to learn the proper guidelines when exiting a building in flames. Each law enforcement group is set to bring safety materials and information to promote local anti-crime efforts.  

“Hopefully it’s a good turnout, it’s our first annual so we are pretty excited,” Vela said. “The kids are going to have a blast.”

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