Roanoke (WSLS) – Hundreds of people from across the Roanoke Valley are expected to celebrate “National Night Out” later today.
The annual event aims to raise awareness about crime prevention efforts in local neighborhoods.
The Roanoke City Police Department will have more than 100 officers present at the events.
The department says “National Night Out” is important as it encourages community involvement which helps lower crime.
Many neighborhoods will host events in Roanoke.
Here is a list of event information:
** Afton Gardens Apartments **
Main parking lot (at rental office)
703 Hunt Avenue
For more info, call 540-362-4827
** Airlee Court Neighborhood Watch **
LIGHT UP THE NIGHT
Coordinated effort for neighbors to ‘Light the night’ by turning their porch lights on
** Ashton Heights Apartments **
Community event with face painting, food, bouncy house and more
Main parking lot at 3530 Donna Drive NW
For more info, call 540-345-9325
** Fairland Civic Organization **
ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD FISH FRY AND BLOCK PARTY
Vacant lot at corner of Fairland and Kirkland Ave NW
For more info, call 540-362-5097
** Fleming Court Neighborhood Watch, Greater Huntington Neighborhood Watch, Greater Grandview Area Neighborhood Neighborhood Watch Association, Brentwood Neighborhood Watch, Target Roanoke **
A community-wide event with food, beverages, and more.
Preston Oaks Baptist Church, 102 Preston Avenue NE
For more info, call 540-362-4273
** Melrose Rugby Neighborhood Forum, Inc & Loudon Melrose Neighborhood Organization, Inc. **
NEIGHBORHOOD BLOCK PARTY
18th Street between Melrose Ave and Orange Avenue NW
For more info, call 540-342-2763
** Northwest Neighborhood Environmental Organization, Inc. (NNEO) **
Cookout and beverages, entertainment & more …
802 Loudon Ave NW at NNEO Community Center
For more info, call 540-343-5674
** Old Southwest, Inc. **
ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT CELEBRATION
Complimentary hot dogs with all of the trimmings with cold beverages
Historic Alexander Gish House gazebo, 641 Walnut Avenue SW
For more info, call 540-293-4075
** Riverdale-Grandview Heights Neighborhood Watch (city/county) **
3rd ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD CELEBRATION
Cookout and potluck; live music, kids activities, and more
Golden Park, 1566 Carlisle Avenue SE
For more info, call 540-761-1957
** South East Action Forum, Inc. **
CELEBRATING 35 YEARS OF SERVING THE SE COMMUNITY
Hot dog cookout and potluck; entertainment and more. Bring your favorite dish or dessert along with your lawn chair or blanket and join in the festivities. Jackson Park, 923 Montrose Avenue SE
For more info, call 540-266-8548