I've noticed that quite a few neighborhoods seem to be getting into more area awareness and I know that there are more and more parts of town forming Neighborhood Watch groups and such and that's a good thing indeed.The purpose of National Night Out is to build strength and security in area neighborhoods and to promote improved relations between law enforcement  and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.

The National Night Out festivities start tomorrow and there are planned activities all around the area. Just find your general neighborhood from the list and start getting involved in your neighborhood.

Here are some of the area events for National Night Out

  • The Oak Park Neighborhood Watch Group will join the South Lake Charles Watch Groups at Glad Tidings Church Youth Chapel, located at 3400 Texas Street, from 6 to 9 p.m. Attendants are asked to bring a covered dish to share. Door prizes will be given away from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Clement Place Watch Group will meet at Episcopal Day School, located at 803 N. Division Street. from 6 to 9 p.m. It is an evening full of food, fun and public safety for the entire community. You will have the opportunity to get to know your neighbors and learn about your surroundings.
  • Jones Manor Community Building Watch Group, located at 1409 St. Mary Drive, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Villages of Lake Charles, Kingsley Court, Bayou Bluff, High School Park, and Rufus Mayfield, will meet at 1900 Rosco J. Moore Street from 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Claire Gardens Watch Group will meet at 3441 Broad Street from 5 to 8 p.m.
  • St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, located at 123 W. Sale Road, will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Sycamore Neighborhood Watch Group will meet at Mike D. Lanza Park, located at 609 Sycamore Street, from 7 to 8 p.m.
  • High Rise Apartments Watch Group, located at 333 Mill Street, will host acommunity meeting from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • The Terrace Neighborhood Watch Group will meet at Tarsus Bible Baptist Church, located at  2907 General Twining Street, from 6 to 8 p.m.