We live in an ever-changing world, where yesterday is forgotten and tomorrow is unknown. We rush from one place to another, from one task to 100 others. We remember when things were simpler and community meant something. It’s time that we all slow down, take a deep breath and get back to the basics. It’s time to stop reminiscing about the good old days, and start forging ahead on a path of revitalization and rediscovery. It’s time to become active participants in our neighborhoods and our communities. It all starts with one person taking the first step, one neighborhood paving the way, one community working together for the common goal.
One night a year, everyone in the community is invited to join with friends and neighbors in block parties across Suisun City to focus on public safety awareness and basic safety prevention techniques. “This is a great opportunity to meet your neighbors and at the same time stand together against criminals who prey on the innocent,” said Chief Ed Dadisho. It’s all part of National Night Out 2008 a nationwide effort to build safer communities through the old-fashioned small town virtues of getting to know your neighbors and watching out for each other.
National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local anti-crime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and to send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and united in preventing crime, and taking back our neighborhoods.
From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on August 5, the Suisun City Police Department will host a community block party at Heritage Park located on Village Drive between Merganser and Pintail drives. The event will bring together various organizations committed to promoting community unification. This extraordinary event will include a free BBQ, children’s jump houses, as well as other youth games and activities. There will be informational booths and safety demonstrations by local public safety agencies. All residents are invited to attend and join in the festivities.
In addition to the community block party, various Neighborhood Watch groups also will host localized block parties for their areas. City leaders, Firefighters and Police Officers will visit such parties throughout the evening.
Lock your doors, turn on your outside light and spend the evening with your neighbors, your friends and your public safety officials. We all have to start somewhere, let’s make this the first step together.