By Paige Nash
The City of Minden and the Town of Sibley will be hosting their annual National Night Out events on October 11. This event is a national campaign that is usually held on the first Tuesday in August across the country. Here in the south with temperatures as high as they are in the summertime, most cities and towns chose to host their own NNO later in the year.
The first weekend of October is usually the go to date, but with the Minden Fair Parade being held during that time this year, both mayors decided to host their events on the following weekend.
The Town of Sibley will be providing free food, drinks and some form of entertainment to residents at the Town Hall.
Registration to host a City of Minden party is now until 4 p.m. October 7. Based on previous years, the city usually has one resident from each District hold their own individual event. Some of these events are held at local churches, while others may be held in the form of cookouts, block parties, or group walks.
Call Minden City Hall at 377-2144 to sign up to have a party in your district. A registration form is also available at http://www.mindenusa.com.
The NNO will serve as an opportunity for the community to come together to meet their neighbors and local law enforcement. The purpose of this community-building campaign is to enhance these relationships and bring back a sense of community and camaraderie.