Echo Park National Night Out on August 7

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 is the 7th annual Echo Park National Night Out. The purpose of National Night Out is to provide a safe community event with the goal of preventing drugs and crime in our neighborhood. From the EP National Night Out website:

The National Night Outis a program promoting neighborhood spirit and police-community partnership in our goal for a safer nation. The annual National Night Out (NNO) event, is unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TOWN WATCH (NATW). The purpose is to promote and strengthen community involvement, partnership with police and community, it is a positive tool used to enchance the quality of life, for a crime and drug free town

A couple of highlights for this year includes a free cooking classes and light appetizers sponsored by The Echo and Elf Cafe, as well as free basic eye chart examinations sponsored by the Lions Club.

The event is free! Bring the family out for hot dogs, crafts and activities for kids and adults, and free give-aways. There will also be free eye examinations by the Lions Club. Special speakers usually include representatives from our local LAPD and community members and leaders.

Stop by and say hello from 5:00 – 8:00 pm in the Walgreens parking lot located at1625 W. Sunset Blvd.

Visit the Echo Park National Night Out website for details on participating booths, sponsors, and how to get involved. Or click here to download the event flier.