On Tuesday, Aug. 4, the Sunnyside Police Department will be coordinating block parties throughout Sunnyside for the annual National Night Out celebration.
An informational meeting is planned for those interested in hosting a block party in Sunnyside. The meeting will be held at the Law and Justice Center tomorrow (Wednesday) at 5 p.m.
The Sunnyside Police Department hopes to assist more than 20 neighborhoods in throwing their own block parties in 2009 and continuing the long standing participation in the National Night Out Against Crime observance.
The Sunnyside Police Department's mission in participating in National Night Out is to accomplish four goals: heightening crime awareness, generating support for anti-crime programs, strengthening neighborhoods and sending a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.