Naperville joined thousands of communities across the nation recently, participating in National Night Out.
“It’s really a special night dedicated to just going out and saying hello to your neighbors – and its one of those small town things Naperville does really well even though we are a pretty big city,” said Mayor of Naperville Steve Chirico.
Our city did it big this year, extending the night out to three nights – starting with a kick off at Centennial Beach, and partnering with Little Friends.
“Over the course of the event tonight and the events all across town donation drives are going on and they will go to support the families here at Little Friends,” said Little Friends Inc. CEO, Kristi Landorf.
More than 35 neighborhoods participated in this year’s night out from the north end to all the way in South Pointe. Neighbors came out for fun and games and kids got to and interact with local law enforcement.
“Naperville is a national leader in so many ways and in public safety and all of the services we offer and this is just another way to show our leadership,” said Deputy Chief with the Naperville Police Department, Mike Anders.
This year’s National Night Out will wrap up with an Emergency Vehicle Car Show on August 7.
Naperville News 17’s Natalie Vitale reports.
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