PGAHC Joins National Night Out
It’s more than a community event but in the final analysis, National Night Out comes down to community first.
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community.
The Prince George’s Arts & Humanities Council joined NNO as a part of its outreach effort into the community and to help promote a safe Prince George’s.
PGAHC included community art painting established by artist/photographer Luther Wright of LW Arts & Design. Attracting dozens of children and their families, the art effort was a true crowd pleaser
“We are pleased to participate in NNO by providing information and community engagements through fun filled activity as neighbors join together for a group canvass painting,” says PGAHC Deputy Director Melony Griffith. “Team work and community building are a big part of NNO and the creative arts are a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate both.
County leadership proudly participated in National Night Out as well. And for good reason: there’s a lot to celebrate in the county when it comes to public safety.
“We have a lot to celebrate on my last National Night Out as Prince George’s County Executive when it comes to public safety,” said County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III. “Over the last eight years we have reduced overall and violent crime by 50% and so far this year, we are down 10% from 2017 in overall crime and down 31% in homicides. National Night Out celebrates our commitment to keeping our neighborhoods safe. I am proud to attend this event for the eighth and final time in my administration.”
Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August. Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more.