Child identification registration will be among the activities at the fourth annual El Dorado Park National Night Out Block Party from 5-10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5 at Wesley United Methodist Church (1343 E. Barstow Ave.), west of Bulldog Stadium.
National Night Out is a crime and drug prevention event in its 31st year, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch throughout the United States. It is designed to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships by heightening awareness and generating support for local anti-crime programs.
Fresno State’s Associated Students, Inc., the university’s student government, is organizing the family event with several community groups.
It will be a celebration of recent revitalization efforts by students with community leaders and residents in the neighborhoods surrounding Fresno State, said Abigail Hudson, ASI executive vice president.
She said a goal of National Night Out is to share awareness of neighborhood safety practices like child identification registration. Student and community organizations will provide activities, food and an outdoor movie screening.
“We are looking forward to our block party being a huge success and seeing the impact Fresno State can have on the surrounding community,” Hudson said.
The event is co-sponsored by Wesley United Methodist Church, El Dorado Community Leaders, Building Neighborhood Capacity Program, El Dorado Community Development Corporation, City of Fresno District 4 and Community Revitalization Divisions, Fresno Police Department Neighborhood Watch Program and Fresno Fire Department.
For more information, contact Dayana Jiselle Contreras, ASI communications assistant, at 559.278.2656 or firstname.lastname@example.org.