national night out

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

For the 36th year, the first Tuesday in August is being marked as National Night Out, an event during which communities throughout the United States host activities that bring neighbors and police together to foster improved relations. Several Western New York municipalities including the City of Buffalo will play host to activities Tuesday evening.

Every rentable bounce house in the area must have been in use Tuesday night, as blocks, housing projects and neighborhoods celebrated National Night Out - more than symbolic in a summer of violence.

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National Night Out is a symbol of neighborlyness, a chance to meet those who live around you and have some fun.

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The day started out a little wet but the weather didn't seem to dampen the enthusiasm of city participants in National Night Out.

Monday was National Night Out, that annual sign of the public's hope to be safe in their homes and neighborhoods, now in it's 30th year of that quest for safety.

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National Night Out was a party uniting people in neighborhoods to celebrate their communities and take back their streets.

Cheektowaga has traditionally had a big event in the Town Park to celebrate the idea of citizens working to help themselves.

Supervisor Mary Holtz says that is an initiative people learn when they move into the town, because so much is done by volunteers, including 11 fire companies and taxpayer groups representing segments of the community.