August 6- right around the corner!
The Champaign Park District continues to roll out fun and award winning events. One to watch for coming up is at Douglass Park, 6-8p on August 6. This one is a part of National Night Out 2013.
Candy Foster will be the feature on this one–great local talent.
National Night Out
This annual promotion is an initiative from the National Association of Town Watch and here are some background notes from their site:
The introduction of National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime”, in 1984 began an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. NATW’s National Night Out program culminates annually, on the first Tuesday of August (In Texas, the first Tuesday of October).
NATW’s Executive Director, Matt Peskin introduced National Night Out in 1984.The first National Night Out took place on Tuesday, August 7th 1984. That first year, 2.5 million Americans took part across 400 communities in 23 states.
The location for this event is in the grassy fields of Douglass Park. This park is easy to get to – just morth of the University of Illinois off of University Ave a few blocks at 6th Street.