Alice, Ben Bolt, Freer and San Diego residents celebrated the 35th consecutive year for National Night Out event.

On Tuesday, Oct. 2, the national event is an annual community-building campaign that promote partnerships between law enforcement and the community. The event has games, food, music and community organizations distribute brochures with important safety information.

NNO began in 1984, as a fun way for the whole community to be safer and stronger. NNO founder Matt Peskin believed that raising the profile of citizen-based crime watch programs would bring greater safety to neighborhoods.

Even though this national event has occurred annually since 1984, many people are still in the dark about both the history and the purpose of NNO.

Over the last 35 years, there has been 38.6 million community participants and 16,377 unique neighborhoods involved in the national event.

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