National Night Out coming to La Vernia Oct. 3

National Night Out coming to La Vernia Oct. 3
LVN FILE PHOTO / Community members meet AirLife crew members and tour their helicopter during the 2016 La Vernia National Night Out. Enjoy this year’s community event Tuesday, Oct. 3, in the La Vernia City Park.

‘Take a bite out of crime’

Get ready for National Night Out!

The La Vernia National Night Out celebration is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 3, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the La Vernia City Park.

This is an excellent opportunity to meet with the La Vernia Police Department, EMS, and fire department, and celebrate safe community relations.

The event in the city park includes free food and beverages, safety initiatives, games, entertainment, prizes, and more. Meet community members and local organizations.

National Night Out is America’s night out against crime. Events are designed to:

• Heighten crime- and drug-prevention awareness

• Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs

• Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships

• Send a message to criminals, letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Area residents are invited to lock their doors, turn on the outside lights, and spend the evening with neighbors and police. Neighborhoods in La Vernia and across Texas host block parties, cookouts, anti-crime rallies, and more. National Night Out showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in the fight to build a safer nation.

Last year’s event was a huge success, with more than 700 visitors attending.

The La Vernia Police Department thanks all of the civic organizations and community members for supporting last year’s La Vernia National Night Out celebration.

Let’s make this one even better!

For information or to participate, contact the La Vernia Police Department at 830-779-2113.

Join the community and McGruff the Crime Dog next Tuesday to “Take a bite out of crime.”