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Mid-South is gearing up for National Night Out

Courtesy of National Night Out

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Communities across the Mid-South are gearing up for National Night Out, an annual campaign that brings together residents and local law enforcement.

From block parties to festivals and tours of local facilities, every city in the country who takes part in the event does so in their own unique way, but the goal remains the same — to make our neighborhoods safer by forming a sense of community.

National Night Out was also designed to bring awareness to the crime and violence in our communities, to encourage residents to help in anti-crime efforts, and to send a strong message to criminals letting them know citizens are fighting back against crime.

Here in Memphis, there are several events being planned for Tuesday evening.

  • Members of the Memphis Police Department will be on hand as Union Grove Baptist Church gives away free backpacks, school supplies and food from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 2285 Frayser Boulevard.
  • Collierville’s Take a Stand of Crime: Officers will be visiting various neighborhoods to meet with residents and celebrate National Night Out.
  • The Red Oaks Neighborhood Association will be coming together from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 1986 Jamie to talk about ways of improving their community.
  • The Woodland Hills Neighborhood Watch Committee will be hosting their first National Night Out at 7 p.m. at the Woodland Hills Church of Christ. The group plans to walk to the church wearing a yellow shirt.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Department will be at the following locations:

  • Union Grove Institutional Church at 2285 Frayser Boulevard
  • Richwood Hills Home Owners Association at 7200 East Shelby Drive
  • Glenview Edgewood Manor at 1141 South Barksdale Avenue
  • Lutheran Village at 3589 Covington Pike
  • Southern Heights Clubhouse at 5559 Hornlake
  • Peabody/Vance Stop the Violence event at 782 Tate Avenue
  • South Memphis Citizens for Action event at 1427 LeFlore Place
  • The Northaven neighborhood at 5151 Circle Road
  • The Shelby Forest Civic Club Community Center at 869 Fite Road
  • Woodland Hill Home Owners Association at 10011 Woodland Hills
  • The Red Oaks Neighborhood Association at 1986 Jamie

The Memphis Shelby County Crime Commission will be at the following locations:

  • 4:30-6:15 pm: Union Grove Baptist Church at 2285 Frayser Boulevard
  • 5:00-7:45 pm: University District at 460 North Highland
  • 3:00-4:30 pm: Orange Mound Outreach Ministries at 845 Marchalneil Street
  • 6:15-8:00 pm: Eastern Heights Neighborhood Watch Association at 281 W. Johnson Circle
  • 5:30-6:00pm: Lutheran Village at 3589 Covington Pike
  • 6:15-6:45pm: Twin Lakes Neighborhood Association at Battlefield Drive and Battlefield Cove
  • 7:00-7:30pm: Red Oaks Neighborhood Association at Boeingshire and Jamie Drive