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Muskegon Police Department
Monday July 31st, 2017 :: 04:24 p.m. EDT


Reminder - 14 Neighborhood Associations in the City of Muskegon are hosting National Night Out Events Tuesday, August 1

A record number of Muskegon Neighborhood Associations are hosting National Night Out Against Crime Events the evening of Tuesday, August 1.

Please come out and join and get to know your neighbors and show your solidarity in working cooperatively to address crime and drug issues in your neighborhoods.

Below is the text from the original press release which lists the individual events.

PRESS RELEASE July 13, 2017

Contact Person:

Denny Powers
Police-Community Coordinator
Muskegon Police Department
980 Jefferson
Muskegon, MI 49440 231-724-6764


Take a stand and show your unity in the fight against crime. On Tuesday, August 1st, neighborhoods throughout Muskegon are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “34th Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by area police agencies, neighborhood associations and Consumers Energy, will involve over 16,500 communities. In all, over 38.5 million people are expected to participate in ‘America’s Night Out Against Crime’. NNO 2017 corporate sponsors are Dietz & Watson, ADT, Ring, Associa and King’s Hawaiian.

National Night Out is designed to: (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

From 7 to 10 p.m. on August 1, residents in neighborhoods throughout Muskegon County and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police.

In addition to asking residents to turn on their outside lights a number of neighborhoods are holding special events to bring neighbors together for National Night Out. Most of the neighborhood events are still in the planning stages as of the time this article was written and you are encouraged to contact your neighborhood association to find out the particulars of each event. If you live in the City of Muskegon and do not know how to contact your local neighborhood association, please feel free to contact the Police-Community Coordinator, Mr. Denny Powers at 724-6764.
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We are very thankful for our local utility partner, Consumer’s Energy, for their participation in NNO 2017 and for providing each of the 14 Muskegon Neighborhood Associations that are hosting NNO Events with 2 - $10 “Gifts of Energy” certificates to give away at their events.

Those neighborhoods in Muskegon planning events at this time include: Angell, Sheldon Park, McLaughlin, Nelson, Oakview, Nims, Campbell Field, Lakeside, Marquette, Beachwood/Bluffton, Marsh Field, East Muskegon, Jackson Hill and Glenside. That is a record number of participating neighborhood associations this year.

Many of us have reached the point where we no longer know our neighbors and our own neighborhoods. In order to make our neighborhoods safer, police and residents need to work together. Get to know your neighbors so you will be better equipped to be able to tell when something is out of place or suspicious and know when to call 911. We need a concerted effort if we are going to drive crime out of our neighborhoods. Look out for each other.

Join your neighborhoods in “Giving Crime and Drugs a Going Away Party”.


Angell Neighborhood Association
NNO Event
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. August 1

The Angell Neighborhood Association is planning an NNO neighborhood gathering in the back yard of Angell Community Church, 446 Ada Street. There will be hot dogs, beverages, fun and games.

Sheldon Park Neighborhood's
Going Away Party For Crime
6:00 to 7:30 p.m. August 1

The Sheldon Park Neighborhood Association NNO Going Away Party for Crime will be held on the grounds of Crestwood United Methodist Church located at Creston Avenue and Calvin Street. There will be food, beverages and entertainment for Sheldon Park Neighborhood residents.

McLaughlin Neighborhood Association
NNO Gathering
6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. August 1

The McLaughlin Neighborhood Association is planning a picnic in the McLaughlin Neighborhood Park o the corner of Terrace and Isabella for NNO. In addition, there will be a dedication of a brick in the Memory Garden, games for kids and adults, face painting and a survey of area residents.

Oakview Neighborhood Association
Neighborhood Gathering
6:00- 8:00 p.m. August 1

The Oakview Neighborhood Association is planning a neighborhood gathering for National Night Out for neighborhood residents at First Wesleyan Church grounds at 1040 E. Forest Avenue. Food will be provided. There will be bounce houses, seat belt convincer, West Michigan Lake Hawks Basketball team demonstration, bike registrations, helmets & safety information, dunk tank and more….come meet your neighborhood police officer and your Oakview Neighborhood Association Board of Directors.

Nims Neighborhood Association
NNO Event
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. August 1

Nims neighborhood will be hosting a neighborhood NNO event at Nims Park (corner of Southern & Davis. There will be vendors, hot dogs, chips, cookies & beverages. The kids will be able to play on our park playground equipment. Plans call for arts & crafts for the kids. A fire truck will be there for a portion of the evening.

Nelson Neighborhood Improvement Association
NNO – Neighborhood Picnic/Potluck
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. August 1

The NNIA will be holding an NNO picnic at St. Joe's Park on Monroe, between 4th and 5th Streets. Games for kids, hot dogs and beverages will be provided. Bring a dish to pass and be ready for some great neighborhood fun.

Campbell Field Neighborhood Association
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. August 1

The Campbell Field Neighborhood Association will be hosting a national night out event at Campbell Field for neighborhood residents. There will be hotdogs and chips as well as family friendly activities such as face painting, sidewalk chalk and bracelet making.

Lakeside Neighborhood Association
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. August 1

The Lakeside Neighborhood Association is planning a neighborhood event at the Pocket Park on Lakeshore Drive from 6 to 8 p.m. Plans call for hot dogs, corn on the cob, chips, beverages, face painting, chalk art and tentatively music.

Marquette Neighborhood Association
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. August 1

The Marquette Neighborhood Association is planning a community picnic at Beukema Playfield.

Beachwood/Bluffton Neighborhood Association
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. August 1

The Beachwood Bluffton Neighborhood Association’s National Night Out will be held in conjunction with our annual picnic this year. It will be at Kruse Park on Tuesday, August 1st. Social hour is at 5:30pm with dinner at 6:15pm. Neighbors (new and old!) are encouraged to bring a dish to pass and their own table settings. BBNA provides brats, hot dogs and soft drinks. There are kid’s activities and lots of great prizes donated by local businesses.

Marsh Field Neighborhood Association
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. August 1

The Marsh Field Neighborhood Association will be hosting a pot luck at Marsh Field. Neighbors are asked to bring a dish to pass and table settings and their own drinks.

East Muskegon Neighborhood
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. August 1

The East Muskegon Neighborhood will be hosting an NNO event at the lot at 905 E. Keating. There will be inflatable games, trains, hot dogs, face painting and more.

Jackson Hill Neighborhood Association
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. August 1

The Jackson Hill Neighborhood Association is planning a community get together at Aamodt Park at 6pm.

Glenside Neighborhood Association
7 p.m. August 1

The Glenside Neighborhood Association will be hosting their National Night Out Event at McGraft Park, The neighborhood association will be holding an ice cream social and a band will be playing at the band shell. Come out and meet your neighborhoods. Door prizes will be available.

Muskegon Police Department
980 Jefferson Street
Muskegon, MI 49440

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 231-724-6750

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