Neighborhoods, communities to celebrate National Night Out
Neighbors will be getting together on Tuesday, Oct. 3, to participate in the 34th annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event.
National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and is co-sponsored locally by the Gillespie County Sheriff’s Office, the Fredericksburg Police Department and the fire and emergency services departments.
All county citizens are encouraged to attend an event to meet neighbors, law enforcement, firefighters and medical first responders.
National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and participate in local anti-crime efforts, and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
Gillespie County Sheriff Buddy Mills advised that sheriff’s deputies will be attending community gatherings across the county to meet, greet and speak with citizens and answer any questions they may have.
Fredericksburg Police Department personnel will also be out and about attending events.
Any neighborhood or community group wanting to hold an event should contact the Gillespie County Law Enforcement Center at 997-7585.
The Fredericksburg Fire and EMS will not be hosting an event at the station, but instead, members will be attending various block parties around the community.
Those hosting an event are encouraged to call the law enforcement center at 997-7585, so law enforcement, fire fighters and EMS representatives can stop by.
The fire department is planning an open house later in the month.
A Neighborhood Night Out celebration will be held in Doss on Tuesday at the Doss Community Center beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Hamburgers and all the trimmings will be provided by the Doss Community Improvement Club.
Those attending are encouraged to bring sides or desserts to share.
The Doss Volunteer Fire Department members will be cooking the burgers.
A member of the Gillespie County Sheriff’s Office will be present to discuss safety in rural areas.
Also, a volunteer from the Red Cross will be speaking about their smoke detector program.
The community is invited to a National Night Out celebration at the Harper Volunteer Fire Department beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.
Pulled pork sandwiches will be served.
Stonewall will host a National Night Out on Tuesday at the Stonewall Fire Station beginning at 6 p.m.
The Stonewall Volunteer Fire Department and First Responders will be serving hamburgers and hot dogs with all the trimmings.
Anyone who would like to bring a dessert to share is invited to do so.
Willow City Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department members invite all to the annual “block party” social to celebrate National Night Out at the Willow City Fire Station on Tuesday.
WCVFR volunteers are asked to be at the station to set up at 5:30 p.m.
A meal will be served at 6:30 p.m.
Hotdogs, tea, lemonade and water will be furnished.
Everyone is invited to attend and each family is asked to bring a side dish, salad and/or dessert.
For more information on the social event, contact WCVFR President Janet Rabke at 830-685-3266.
The fire station is located at 2553 Ranch Road 1323.