NEWS RELEASEThe City of Palo Alto
Public Information Office
650-329-2607
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301

7/18/2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE #7/18/07
Subject :

National Night Out is Tuesday, August 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Contact :Susie Jones, Community Service Officer, City of Palo Alto, Police Department    650-329-2632
Palo Alto, CA - National Night Out is celebrating its 24th annual nationwide event on Tuesday, August 7, 2007. It is designed to strengthen neighborhood spirit and unity, raise crime prevention awareness, and develop partnerships between the City and the community at every level. This is the 3rd year for the City of Palo Alto’s participation in National Night Out. Community groups such as Neighborhood Watch groups, neighborhood and homeowner associations, PANDA members and other neighborhood groups
interested in celebrating and strengthening their neighborhood connections are encouraged to join us.

We believe it is important to acknowledge the willingness and efforts of the individuals who lead their neighborhood and community groups in this event. Hosting a National Night Out party is a simple way for people to meet one another, have fun and explore how they might work together to improve the safety and quality of their neighborhood all year long. The City of Palo Alto encourages neighborhoods to organize block parties, a dessert party, ice cream social or barbecues to promote neighborhood unity.

Groups of City of Palo Alto elected officials and employees, including police and fire department staff, will visit as many parties as possible. Registered block parties will receive a visit during the evening between 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Visit our website to read more on the National Night Out event. Register your block party and download the Neighborhood Block Party Guide. http://www.papd.org/national_night_out/index.htm You can also register your party, by contacting Community Policing, Community Service Officer, Susie Jones at 650-329-2632 or email her at susie.jones@cityofpaloalto.org  The deadline to register is 5:00 p.m.. on Friday, July 27, 2007.

For a Block Party Permit application (no fee): http://www.papd.org/topics/Blockpartypermit/block_party_permit.pdf or
call Deanna Kocisko, Code Enforcement, at 650-329-2147.


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