Free school supplies, entertainment, children’s rides, food booths and raffles are among the features Tuesday night as residents are invited to join more than 50 area government agencies and organizations participating in the 22nd Annual National Night Out at Mission’s La Placita Park.
The city will join thousands of other communities across the nation participating in the annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.
National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community and provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.
Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August. Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and more.
Among the performers will the Grupo Folklorico RGV dancers, the Veterans Memorial High School Toros de Plata mariachi group, and the cheerleaders from Mission, Sharyland and Veterans Memorial High School, among others.
This year’s activities, hosted by the Mission Police Department, will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. at the park located on the west side of Conway Avenue at 8th Street.