National Night Out events set for Tuesday


Communities across Gillespie County will be participating and hosting the annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

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.

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, said a spokesman for NNO.

Gillespie County Sheriff’s Department deputies and Fredericksburg Police Department personnel will also be out and about attending events.

Any neighborhood or community group hosting an event should contact the Gillespie County Law Enforcement Center at 997-7585.



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.



A Neighborhood Night Out celebration will be held in Doss on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at the Doss Community Center beginning at 6 p.m.

Hamburgers and all the trimmings will be provided by the Doss Community Improvement Club.

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.



The community is invited to a National Night Out celebration at the Harper Volunteer Fire Department beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

Hot dogs will be served. Guests will also have the chance to ask questions and express concerns about safety.



Stonewall will host a National Night Out on Tuesday at the Stonewall Chamber of Commerce building, beginning at 6 p.m.

The Stonewall Volunteer Fire Department and First Responders will be serving hamburgers and hot dogs with all the trimmings and drinks.

Stonewall VFD, EMS and law enforcement will be present to visit and remind all about safety.


Willow City

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, Oct. 2

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.