National Night out at Walton Aquatic Center

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Nevada residents joined forces with thousands of communities nationwide Tuesday for the "33rd Annual National Night Out" crime and drug prevention event.

National Night Out, which is co-sponsored locally by the city of Nevada Police Department and Parks Department, involves more than 16,728 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. In all, more than 38.3 million people were expected to participate in "America's Night Out Against Crime."

In Nevada, a swim party was held at the Walton Aquatic Center. Mayor Brian Leonard presented Chief Casey Crain a Proclamation for the 2016 National Night Out to kick off the evening's activities, followed by Wes Morton singing our national anthem.

Event sponsors included, 3M, Bella Rose, Cavener's Office Supply, Chamber of Commerce, City of Nevada, Crowder College, Cub Scouts, Dairy Queen, Delway, Family Video, Gideon's, Head Start, KCP&L, Lions Club, Missouri Highway Patrol, Moss House, Nevada Fire Department, Nevada Police Department, Nevada Regional Medical Center, On My Own, Rinehart Jewelry, Sutherland's, Vernon County Ambulance District, Wal-Mart, West Central Community Action Agency, and Woods Supermarket.

National Night Out is a night for America to stand together to promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity and showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in our fight to build a safer nation.