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Register Your Events for Neighborhood Night Out By July 23

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Whether you want to host a small gathering or a huge block party with parades and jumping castles, the City of Fort Collins encourages you to register your event for Neighborhood Night Out to get your t-shirt and goodie bag.

Neighborhood Night Out (NNO) is a long-standing, nationwide tradition falling on the first Tuesday night in August. This annual event focuses on encouraging neighbors to get together to reinforce neighborhood quality, safety, and connections. Apartment communities, businesses, and neighborhoods are encouraged to participate. Events can include block parties, potlucks, cookouts, ice cream socials, bike parades or any other event that brings a community together. The goal is to heighten awareness to crime, strengthen neighborhood spirit, while sending a message to criminals that neighborhoods are fighting back.

Last year, local neighborhoods hosted over 100 events! This is an easy and fun event to both plan and participate. This year NNO falls on August 6, 2013 and the deadline to register is July 23, 2013. Registered events are shared with Fort Collins Police, Poudre Fire, and City Councilmembers for possible visits.

Before City Council's regular meeting on Tuesday, July 16, a proclamation for Neighborhood Night Out will be signed by the Mayor between 5:30-6 p.m. Neighborhood groups are encouraged to attend and show their support for the event.

For more info or to register, visit fcgov.com/NNO or contact Melanie Clark at 970-224-6046 or bWNsYXJrQGZjZ292LmNvbQ==. If you live outside city limits, please contact Barbara Bennett, Sheriff’s Auxiliary Unit Coordinator, at 970-682-0597 for information on county support of this event.