Neighborhoods throughout Naperville are invited to help anti-crime efforts and strengthen their community tonight by participating in the 17th annual National Night Out.
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The nationwide event takes place tonight, Aug. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. Neighborhood get-togethers are planned throughout the city as well as a children’s bicycle parade at , which Mayor A. George Pradel is scheduled to attend.
The parade is organized by High Meadow homeowners and will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Last year, the children’s bicycle parade drew more than 200 bikes.
During National Night Out, city officials are asking residents to lock their doors, turn on their outside lights and celebrate the evening outdoors with their neighbors.
In 2011, more than 37 million people participated in National Night Out across the country, according to city officials.
The event is designed to generate support and participation in local anti-crime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit and improve the relationship between the community and its residents.
members as well as , and Public Works Departments are scheduled to visit neighborhoods during the evening. In the past, Naperville neighborhood events have included block parties, parades and more.