NORTH ADAMS -- Neigh borhoods throughout North Adams, Adams and Williams town are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the "29th Annual National Night Out" crime and drug prevention event Tuesday, Aug. 7.
National Night Out is designed to heighten crime/ drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
On Aug. 7, residents of North Adams, Adams and Williamstown are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police and fire personnel. Seven neighborhoods throughout North Berkshire will host a variety of special events, such as cookouts, games, contests, music and more.
Residents participate in National Night Out at:
Berkshire Visitor’s Center, from 6 to 8 p.m. Music, food, games, prizes, Adams Police De partment, Adams Fire Department;
The Millhouses, from 4 to 6 p.m. Food, fun, games, Adams Police Department, Adams Fire Department;
Greylock Valley Back Field, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Music, food, games, North Adams Police Department and North Adams Fire Department;
Mohawk Forest, North Adams, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Games, neighborhood achievement awards, North Adams
Brayton Hill, North Adams, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Food, DJ, games, raffles, North Adams Police Department, North Adams Fire Department;
Berkshire Landings, from 6 to 9 p.m. Barbecue, DJ, games, North Adams Police Depart ment, North Adams Fire Department;
Women’s Exchange parking lot, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Food, games, music, Williams town Fire Department, Williamstown Police Depart ment and Village Ambulance.
Information: Annie Rodgers, Northern Berkshire Commun ity Coalition, 413-663-7588.
National Night Out is sponsored by the National Asso ciation of Town Watch and co-sponsored by Northern Berk shire Community Coalition’s (nbCC) programs, Northern Berkshire Neighbors and nb21.
More than 37 million people in 15,325 communities around the nation are expected to participate in America’s National Night Out Against Crime. NNO 2012 is being supported in part by Target, a national corporate sponsor, Walmart, BJ’s Whole sale Club and Big Y.