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The Racine community is invited to kick off National Night Out, “America’s Night
Out Against Crime and Drugs,” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, August 7, at the Salvation Army, 1901 Washington Ave. in Uptown Racine.

Members from state and local government, public safety officials, Racine Neighborhood Watch representatives, and McGruff the Crime Dog will announce the official start of community-wide, National Night Out festivities.

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This is the 27th consecutive year Racine Neighborhood Watch, Inc. is coordinating National Night Out events and activities in the Racine community. “America’s Night Out Against Crime” is a long standing, summertime tradition embraced by more than 6500 residents.

Registered National Night Out celebrations number nearly 60 events. They include block parties, cookouts, carnivals, and movie nights at various parks, community centers and in neighborhoods with visits from police, fire, sheriff, and McGruff.

National Night Out encourages neighbors to “give neighborhood crime and drugs a going away party,” turn on their porch lights, lock their doors and come outside, celebrate neighborhood camaraderie, and take a unified stand against crime. National Night Out embraces a powerful spirit, energy, and commitment to creating safe and drug free places in which to live. It promotes community-police partnerships and crime prevention, demonstrates neighborhood strength, and encourages on-going and positive communication. National Night out events throughout the community foster good will
and trust between law enforcement and residents.

For additional information, contact Racine Neighborhood Watch, 262-637-5711, or

Racine Neighborhood Watch, Inc. (RNW) is a registered 501(c)3 organization founded in 1981 to organize and empower residents to take responsibility for their neighborhoods. The mission is to assist residents in creating safe, friendly and attractive neighborhoods throughout the Racine community.