National Night Out
National Night Out has been a huge success in previous years due to the overwhelming community, neighborhoods, local businesses and citizen participation. The City of Wylie has received National Recognition for its National Night Out Event for the last five years.
2016 National Night Out The City of Wylie placed #19 out of 49 national participants in Category 4 - 13,000 - 49,999 population. 2015 National Night Out The City of Wylie placed #17 out of 45 national participants in Category 4 - 13,000 - 49,999 population. 2014 National Night Out The City of Wylie Placed #16 out of 47 national participants in Category 4 -15,000- 49,999 population.
This free event includes public safety displays and activities, free hot dogs and drinks, bounce houses, pony rides, face painting, helicopter landing and fireworks.
History of National Night Out: The introduction of National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime,” in 1984 began an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. The National Night Out program culminates annually, on the first Tuesday of August (in Texas, the first Tuesday of October).
National Night Out now involves over 37 million people and 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.
The traditional “lights on” campaign and symbolic front porch vigils turned into a celebration across America with various events and activities including, but not limited to, block parties, cookouts, parades, visits from emergency personnel, rallies and marches, exhibits, youth events, safety demonstrations and seminars, in effort to heighten awareness and enhance community relations.
To learn more you can also visit the National Night Out webpage.