National Night Out Tonight (Tuesday)

Aug 02, 2011 at 10:01 am by bryan

This evening from 5:00 P.M. until 8:30 P.M. the Murfreesboro Fire and Police Departments, Murfreesboro Housing Authority, Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services, Tennessee National Guard, and various other groups will be co-hosting “National Night Out”.  Citizens are asked to turn on any outside lights, lock their doors on their houses and come outside to spend the evening with their neighbors and law enforcement officers. Thousands of citizens across the nation will be joining forces to celebrate this national event. 



National Night Out is designed to encourage the citizens to partnership with local law enforcement officers to reduce crime in their neighborhoods. The night will target crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support and participation in all anti-crime efforts, and strengthen the cooperation between police and citizens. The event sends a loud and clear message to the criminals and drug dealers they are not welcome in the City of Murfreesboro.


In Murfreesboro there will be six (6) sites which are: Franklin Heights; Oakland Park; Patterson Park Community Center; Rogers Park (Opening Ceremonies at 6:00 P.M.); Sports Com; and Spring Valley apartments.


Various activities will be at the sites listed below:

Barfield Park: Obstacle Course, T-Shirt Walk, Live Music, Moon Bounce, Children’s Games.

Franklin Heights: DJ, Bingo, Water Slide, Homemade Ice Cream, Reading Tent.

Oakland Park: Cake Walk, Bingo, Bead Making, Ring Toss, Linebaugh Book Mobile.

Patterson Park: Dunking Booth, MTSU Rugby Team, Carnival Games, Dance Groups.

Rogers Park: Triple Bounces, Health Mobile, “Spot Burglar” Game, Guidance Center.

Sports Com: Free Swim at Aquatic Park, Music, Bike Medic, Inflatable’s.

Spring Valley: Pie Eating Contest, Inflatable’s, Read to Succeed, Big Brothers/Sisters


Everyone come out and spend the evening outdoors with your neighbors. Meet some new friends and fight crime and drugs together!

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