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Posted on: August 14, 2014

Township plans multiple events for National Night Out

THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (August 14, 2014) – National Night Out is when America gives neighborhood crime and drugs a going-away party. The Woodlands has celebrated National Night Out since 1990 and has many awards to show for it. From the annual softball game to neighborhood parties and the Community Safety Expo, residents of The Woodlands will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy in this year’s National Night Out.

For more information and full details on National Night Out in The Woodlands, please visit www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/nationalnightout or call 281-210-3800.

For members of the media and others, complete details and media information on the 2014 National Night Out events are available online at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3038.

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The Woodlands National Night Out Summary

What is National Night Out? National Night Out is when America gives neighborhood crime and drugs a going-away party. It’s a time to get out and get to know your neighbors and local public safety officials. Neighbor knowing neighbor is one of the most effective ways to prevent crime in your neighborhood, and National Night Out is a great way to get together. The Woodlands has celebrated National Night Out since 1990 and has many awards to show for it. The Woodlands has placed in the top 10 for the population category 50,000 - 99,999 17 times, six of those times being first place. The Woodlands now competes in the population category of 100,000 and more and finished 5th in 2013! More information about National Night Out activities in The Woodlands can be found at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/nationalnightout.

National Night Out in The Woodlands Events and Activities:

The Woodlands Fire Department vs. Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Softball Game

Saturday, August 16, 2014, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at Scotland Yard at McCullough Junior High, 3800 S. Panther Creek Drive, 77381.

Early Bird Registration

Residents who register their National Night Out party by Tuesday, September 16, 2014, will have their name entered in a drawing for a chance to win free pizza and other prizes for their party. One winner will be chosen in each village.

Target Car Seat Check & Fingerprint Event

Certified technicians from Safe Kids and Texas Children’s Hospital will be on hand to check the installation of child car seats on Saturday, September 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Target Parking lot at Pinecroft Center. Residents are asked to bring the car seat, vehicle and vehicle owner’s manual. Also on hand will be MCSO K9 team Hap and Deputy Marshall, The Woodlands Fire Department and crime prevention information from Neighborhood Services, The Woodlands Watch.

Celebrate Public Safety with Concert in the Park

Sunday, September 7, 2014, at 5:30 p.m., at Northshore Park, 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive, 77380

There will be a special presentation for the 30th anniversary of The Woodlands Watch. Our Public Safety agencies will be awarded with a plaque and a special gift will be given to current Woodlands Watch Coordinators. Residents can learn about the Woodlands Watch and the many tools and resources available for crime prevention.

Supply and Registration Day

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at The Woodlands Township, 2801 Technology Forest Blvd. Woodlands Watch coordinators are encouraged to pick up handy supplies for their National Night Out party including balloons, giveaways, signs, crime prevention information and party ideas.

Community Safety Expo

Saturday, September 20, 2014 from noon to 3 p.m., at Northshore Park, 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive, 77380. Law enforcement and public safety agencies will gather for a celebration designed to promote involvement in crime prevention activities and strengthen police-community relationships. Demonstrations will include Law Enforcement K-9, Fire Department Safety, and much more.

Neighborhood Parties

Tuesday, October 7, 2014, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Residents of The Woodlands are encouraged to get to know their neighbors and participate in activities including food drives to benefit a local food pantry, theme party contests and playing I.D. the Burglar. Best efforts will be made to schedule a visit from a public safety agency to those neighborhoods that register their party.

Agencies expected to attend include:

  • Montgomery County Sheriff's Office
  • Harris County Sheriff’s Office
  • Montgomery County Constable Precinct 3
  • Harris County Constable Precinct 4
  • Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Conroe Independent School District Police
  • The Woodlands Fire Department
  • The Fire Marshal
  • FBI
  • DEA
  • Texas Rangers
  • Department of Homeland Security/Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Security Alpha & Omega Mounted Security Patrol
  • Texas Army National Guard
  • US Coast Guard Auxiliary
  • Crime Stoppers
  • Montgomery County Juvenile Probation
  • Montgomery County Search & Rescue
  • Montgomery County Hospital District
  • Montgomery County Emergency Communications District 9-1-1
  • Texas Equusearch
  • DWI Tracker
  • Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission
  • Crime Stoppers
  • The Woodlands Community Emergency Response Team

Other community organizations include:

  • American Red Cross
  • Operation Lifesaver
  • Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Academy Alumni
  • Interfaith of The Woodlands
  • Montgomery County Women’s Center
  • Montgomery County Library
  • VFW
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • YMCA
  • National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Forestry Service
  • Southeast Texas Poison Control
  • Friends of Texas Wildlife
  • Entergy & CenterPoint Energy
  • Texas Gulf Coast Crime Prevention Association
  • Distracted driving and rollover simulators
  • United Way
  • Montgomery County Search and Rescue
  • Poison Control
  • Boys and Girls Scouts of America

New This Year:

  • Entergy Arcs and Sparks Demonstration
  • Hope Rising Ministries (For Sex Trafficking Victims)
  • Think First Bicycle Safety program

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