The City of Coppell has record National Night Out celebration with 65 block parties throughout the City.
The City of Coppell's 21st Anniversary of National Night out was a record breaking celebration. There were 65 block parties through the city with hundreds of people gathering together with their neighbors. There were cookouts, bounce houses, live bands, games, and ice cream. The spirit of NNO was in every block party visited by the Police Department, Mayor and City Council, and Fire Department. McGruff the crime dog and the NNO Knight were busy meeting kids and handing out glow necklaces, footballs, and other fun items.
NNO is designed to bring neighbors together, strengthen neighborhood spirit, and generate participation in anti-crime and drug programs. The City of Coppell sent a message to criminals that neighborhoods are fighting back against crime.
The Police Department would like to thank all the Block Captains, neighborhoods, and citizens for supporting National Night Out this year. With out all of you, this program could not be as successful. The City of Coppell has a long history of award winning NNO celebrations and the Police Department is proud to be a part of such a great crime prevention community. The Police Department would also like to thank the following people, city departments, and volunteer organizations because without them, the National Night Out program does not happen:
The Mayor, City Council, and the City Manager's Office
Officers and Administration from the Police Department and Fire Department
The Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association (C.P.A.C.) volunteers
The Coppell Police Explorers
The Junior Police Academy volunteers
The wonderful staff of the Coppell Aquatic Center
Jim Diaz and the staff of Tour 18 Golf Club who hosted the annual NNO Golf Tournament
The City's Park and Rec Department
Scott Latta and the talented group in the Engineering Department
Per Birdsall and the hard working guys in the Streets Department
The Coppell Facilities Department
McGruff the Crime Dog and the National Night Out Knight and their volunteers
The amazing guys from DFW Multimedia
The Great Sharon Logan-City of Coppell's Public Information Officer
And, for anyone we did not mention.
Thank you to everyone for participating in this record breaking NNO.
NNO Block Party Contest winners are:
Kilbridge Ct. (Coppell Greens)
Meadow Run Circle
Hollow Tree Ct.
Cambridge Manor, Prestwick Ct., Kings Ridge Park, Alder Ct., Hill/Mesquitewood,
Flagstone/Beechwood, London Way, Simmons Dr., Hunterwood Park, and Georgian.
For more information on NNO, contact Officer R.J Harr at the Coppell Police Station 130 Town Center Blvd. Coppell, TX. 75019, fax to 972-304-3535, or email to email@example.com. You may also contact Officer Harr at 972-304-3625.
Check out all of our 2012 NNO activities:
Block Captain Swim Party
The Police department hosted a swimming party for all NNO Block Captains and their families at the Coppell Aquatic Recreation Center on Saturday August 25th from 6 pm to 8 pm. The event was FREE and allowed those coordinating neighborhood events to have some fun and get to know each other. The swim party gave each captain the opportunity to pick up their various block party supplies to be used for NNO. Everyone had a great time cooling off the pool.
NNO at St. Ann's Carnival, Sept. 7th, 8th, and 9th
The NNO Knight and "Mr. P.C." (the robot car) had three days of non-stop food, games, and rides. The Police Department had an NNO Informational Booth to help answer questions and provide ideas on how to plan the best block party in the city! CPAC and the police department provided DNA/ID kits for the kids. The Knight spent all his time eating cotton candy and funnel cake that he forgot to ride the merry go round. Maybe next year!
Homecoming Parade with the NNO Knight
The Annual Homecoming Spirit Parade is the Pep Rally prior to the Homecoming Game. On that evening all the Coppell football teams, cheerleaders, and football boosters will cheer on the Coppell Cowboys High School Team to victory under the Friday Night Lights! The NNO Knight will be the honorary Grand Marshall and remind everyone that NNO is just around the corner. The Knight will be on the float sponsored by the Coppell Police Department's Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association.
National Night Out - Tuesday October 2nd
Our National Night Out celebration will culminate with the event itself on Tuesday, October 2nd 2012. The event promotes neighborhood block parties which unite neighbors against crime. Neighborhoods celebrate the evening with an ice cream socials, cookouts, bounce houses, live bands, trains, game trucks, and even a grilled cheese truck. Block parties were creative and everyone had a great time! The Police Department, Fire Department, Mayor & City Council, McGruff the Crime Dog, Mr. P.C. the robot car, and the NNO Knight visited the parties and give out prizes to all the kids! NNO is always a fun time getting together with neighbors to fight crime and be apart of the best NNO celebration in the country!
For more information on NNO,contact Officer Harr at 972 304-3625 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.