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National Night Out 2008

“Cypress Cove Park” named by Peggy Tackett.
“Cypress Cove Park” named by Peggy Tackett.

National Night Out was a great success. Approximately 100 people from the South Irving community came and went throughout the night. The Local fire station, Fire Station #5 came and educated the kids along with letting them climb all over the fire truck. Our beat officer from the Irving Police Department made an appearance to show IPD support.

With the support of our sponsors Target, State Farm Insurance and Pizza Hut, there was plenty of food and entertainment to go around. Pizza Hut provided pizzas. Target supplied and cooked hot dogs, chips and drinks. They also gave away door prizes. State Farm had plenty of give aways along with a Grand Prize Drawing for an Apple IPOD, which went to Hanna Beauchamp.

Some of the other prizewinners were: Jennifer Walters - $20 Gift Card from Target John Mikalik – Football Marilyn Wilson - $20 Gift Card from Target Rachael Oyler -$20 Gift Card from Target Kristi Trimble – Basketball Tim Casbeer - $20 Gift Card from Target

The kids ate up the snow cones then burned up the sugar rush in the bounce house, running through the park, playing ball and hula hooping.

National Night Out is designed to:

1. Heighten Crime and Drug prevention awareness 2. Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs 3. Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships 4. Send a message to criminals that we as a community are fighting back.

I would like to give a BIG thanks to everyone who helped bring this together and make it a success. Cher Kressley, John & Linda Mikalik, Becky Grove, Lisa Hamner, Iris Dillon, Gene Stoneburner and everyone who attended to show their support.

If you are in the neighborhood please take the time to say thanks to our sponsors also. Target – Jeremy Fincher (183 & Beltline) Pizza Hut – Armondo (Story & Shady Grove) State Farm – Jonathan Jackson (183 & Beltline)

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