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North Hempstead Announces National Night Out 2011 Annual Crime and Drug Prevention Awareness Rally


For Immediate Release                                                                              Media Contacts: Collin Nash, Sid Nathan, and Jason Elan
July 7, 2011                                                                                                                                                       (516) 869-7794

North Hempstead Announces National Night Out 2011 Annual Crime and Drug Prevention Awareness Rally
Town Joins with Children’s Mental Health Agency and New Cassel/Westbury Residents in Show of Unity

North Hempstead, NYSupervisor Jon Kaiman and Town Councilwoman Viviana Russell invite residents to join them, along with other North Hempstead and Nassau County elected officials and law enforcement representatives, in celebrating National Night Out 2011, the annual crime and drug prevention rally.

Revolving around the theme, “Save the Children,” National Night Out will be held August 2nd at Martin “Bunky” Reid Park at Broadway and Railroad Street, Westbury. The parade assembles at 5:00 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 992 Prospect Ave., Westbury. The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. at the park.

“National Night Out is not just an opportunity support local anti-crime programs, but it’ also a chance for residents to unite,” Supervisor Kaiman said. With the ongoing revitalization, the New Cassel area is returning to the vibrant community it once was. A unified front among residents will further ensure that it will remain that way going forward.”

Sponsored by the US Department of Justice with support from a host of local businesses and institutions including North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center and the New Cassel/Westbury Community-wide Partnership, National Night Out promotes neighborhood anti-crime efforts, crime and drug-prevention awareness and police-community partnerships.

“National Night Out is the occasion when we come together as one to say, ‘we don’t want drugs and crime in our community,” said Town Councilwoman Viviana Russell, a longtime New Cassel resident. “We are a diverse community and working as one, we can strengthen our neighborhood spirit and not only protect our quality of life but enhance it.”

The event, New Cassel’s 28th, will feature music, dancing, refreshments, arts and crafts, raffles, health screenings, giveaways and much more.

For more information, please call 311.
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