Time is running out to register National Night Out parties. Deadline is 4 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 13) at Minden City Hall.
So far, only four parties are registered, but NNO coordinator and police chief Jared McIver is hoping for more.
“If somebody wants to do a neighborhood party, that’s great. We want to encourage that,” he said. “But we want to promote having the parties at a community park, too.”
Parties to date are:
1. Hillside Apartments – 400 Hillside Lane (Dist. A), 6 until 8 p.m. Theme: “1970s”
2. Kay and Jerald McGuire – 362 Carey Lane (Dist. A), 6 until 8 p.m. Theme: “Meet and Greet Your Neighbors”
3. Greater Blessing Church of God in Christ – 409 Sibley Road (Dist. B), 6 until 8 p.m. Theme: “We Are Better When We Join Together!”
4. Nelda Davis & Lindsay McClaran – 225 Woodhaven Drive (Dist. D), 6 until 8 p.m. No Theme
National Night Out is designed to (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) Send the message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
Those interested in hosting block parties may register in-person at Minden City Hall, over the phone by dialing (318) 377-2144, or online at http://www.mindenusa.com.