National Night Out Celebration Aug. 7, 2012

Join the North of Grand Neighborhood Association during the annual National Night Out event Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, from 6-8 p.m.

This community party will be held in the parking lot of Boesen the Florist, 3801 Ingersoll Avenue, Des Moines. A kid and pet parade will begin about 5:30 p.m. – everyone is invited to participate. Meet at 632 40th Street and the parade will walk to Boesen’s. Entertainment provided by the band North of Grand, plus free Root Beer floats and a cakewalk for prizes.

National Night Out is an initiative designed to increase crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

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