One of the best ways to build a safer, more secure community, is to know your neighbors. Each year, millions of neighbors across the United States take part in National Night Out, a focused campaign held on the first Tuesday in October, which promotes police and community partnerships as well as neighborhood bonding in an effort to increase safety.
Despite the rain and cloudy skies, close to 30 neighborhoods in Prosper hosted National Night Out events, often referred to as block parties, even if they may have had to scramble a little.
Prosper Police Officer Erin Hubbard, who helps the department organize community events such as National Night Out, said, “Some people moved their parties inside to garages, but some people just rolled with it. The kids had a blast playing on some of the inflatables in the rain.”
During the evening, first responders from Prosper Police and Fire Department made their way to the various block parties to interact with the community, answer questions and to just strengthen the community relationships.
Prosper Fire Chief Stuart Blasingame says, “It’s always one of the highlights of our year to be a part of National Night Out because it allows the Prosper Fire Department to interact with the families we are blessed to service in a fun and friendly environment. We love getting to know the members of our community and the children love to tour all the fire department engines and ambulances.”
“We have a great community here and I know we are growing, but no matter the size, we will always maintain that small town feel,” said Hubbard.
Renee Marler | Renee@CedarbrookMedia.com