National Night Out
National Night Out in Wylie, planned this year for Tuesday, Oct. 6, from 5:30 to 8 pm, is a free event in Olde City Park that includes public safety displays and activities, free hot dogs, drinks, and other treats, bounce houses, pony rides, face painting, helicopter landing and fireworks. Wylie's 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 consistently receives National Recognition for its National Night Out Event.
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 an effort to heighten awareness and enhance community relations.