When I was growing up, many houses in our neighborhood had “Neighborhood Watch” stickers in their front windows. I understood this to mean that all of the houses in a neighborhood were watching out for each other…a local security force always on duty, keeping the bad guys away.
I’m not sure if you can buy a “Neighborhood Watch” sticker these days or not, but neighborhoods do still have programs in place that promote community crime watch and just as importantly, get you outside of the house to meet your neighbors in the first place!
National Night Out 2012 is a nationwide event that take place on October 2, 2012 (ok, the *rest* of the nation celebrated in August, but do you remember how hot it was in August around here?) that encourages families to get outside and meet the neighbors while heightening crime and drug prevention awareness.
In 2011, over 37 million people participated.
The event will include a K9 Demo, the SWAT team, bounce houses, children’s ID’s, a chance to dress up in real firemen gear, and free hot dogs!
If you don’t live near Wylie, just check out the National Night Out website to find an event near you.
Get involved in your community and help keep your neighborhood safe at the same time.
I’d also love it if you came over and said hello at my personal blog, Carrie Elle.