National Night Out set for Aug. 6

James Fogarty
James Fogarty

NYA will again take part in National Night Out activities on Aug. 6.
National Night Out was first held in 1984 by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), which was founded in March of 1981 with a main purpose to promote various crime prevention programs.
The first NNO included 2.5 million Americans across 400 communities in 23 U.S. states.
NNO now involves over 37 million people and 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide.
According to NYA Town Deputy James Fogarty, the main purpose of NNO is to promote police-community partnerships, crime prevention and neighborhood camaraderie.
The community of Norwood Young America has been involved in a NNO events for the past five years. One main NNO event held at the Lion’s Park (next to the pool) has been sponsored by the West Carver Lions for the past four years.
The West Carver Lion’s will sponsor the event again this year on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at Lion’s Park, located at 320 Reform St. South, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Anticipated to be at the NNO event are: West Carver Lions, Carver County Sheriff’s Office, NYA Chamber of Commerce, Carver County Dairy Princesses, NYA Fire Department and the Yellow Ribbon Society.
Attendees can expect to enjoy food, entertainment, and great social camaraderie. The event is open to all NYA citizens, so please come out and enjoy an evening intended to make your community safer.
Deputy Fogarty would also like to remind everyone to lock your vehicles and remove any valuable items from your vehicle or at least place them out of sight within your vehicle.
There have been several reports of tamper with motor vehicle in the last two weeks.
If you noticed anything suspicious or were a victim of vehicle tamper or theft from vehicle, please call and notify the Carver County Sheriff’s Office at 952-361-1231.