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National Night Out Raises Drug/Crime Awareness in East Meadow

Come to Veterans Memorial park on Aug. 7 for a program geared towards information to keep the community safe.

The 29th Annual National Night Out (NNO), a unique crime/drug prevention event is scheduled to take place on Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. in . 

Sponsored by Legis. Norma L. Gonsalves, R-East Meadow, Nassau County Police Commissioner Thomas V. Dale together with the First and Third Police Precincts, and the Council of East Meadow Community Organizations (CEMCO), National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness generate support for, and participating in, local anti-crime efforts; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

The program will be geared towards “Child Safety.” The event will feature the Nassau County Police Department Young Explorer Program, R.E.A.C.H. (Return Every Adult & Child Home) Program, Information on Megan’s Law, Child I.D. Kits and a Demonstration by the Nassau County Arson Robot.

Educational literature on Child Safety, Personal and Property Safety, Internet Safety and Drug Prevention will be available. The First and Third Precincts POP units will also be on hand to answers questions on public safety. A question and answer period will follow, concluding with a candle lighting ceremony.

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Rain or Shine. Light refreshments will be served. Balloon animals, the Amateur Observer’s Society of New York, Entertainment by “Annabel’s Entertainment” and ices, popcorn and cotton candy will be on hand for the kids (and adults) to enjoy. 

For additional information, contact Legislator Gonsalves’ office at 516-571-6213, ngonsalves@nassaucountyny.gov or go to the National Night Out website: www.nationalnightout.org

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