Next Tuesday, Jacksboro Police and Firemen will host a crime and drug prevention event at the Jacksboro Middle School parking lot and field from 7 - 10 p.m. Called "National Night Out", it is the 30th celebration where neighborhoods join 15,704 other communities around the world. Over 37.5 million people are expected to participate in "America's Night Out Against Crime." The Jacksboro police and firemen are joined by Jack County Sheriff's department, Jack County Constable's office, Faith Community Hospital and Faith Community EMS, and will have displays, anti-crime and drug prevention literature and handouts, and free hot dogs and drinks. The open house, meet-and-greet block party is for all ages and will provide fun items for kids, as well as safety and emergency services information. Texas celebrates in October, while other states celebrate in August, for obvious reasons. The event is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for and partipation in local anti-crime effors; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and sned a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. At NNO, neighborhoods are joining together to hold a "Giving Crime & Drugs a Going Away Party."

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