National Night Out in Selah – Aug 6 2013

2013 National Night Out at Selah’s Wixson Park
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Adventures

On the evening of Tuesday August 6th, 2013 Selah held National Night Out in Wixson Park. There were free hot dogs, Pepsi products, face painting and much more. Free fun for the family. This was a great community event.

About NATW & National Night Out

National Association of Town Watch (NATW) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and promotion of various crime prevention programs including neighborhood watch groups, law enforcement agencies, state and regional crime prevention associations, businesses, civic groups, and individuals, devoted to safer communities. The nations premiere crime prevention network works with law enforcement officials and civilian leaders to keep crime watch volunteers informed, interested, involved and motivated. Since 1981, NATW continues to serve thousands of members across the nation.

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, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. NATW’s National Night Out program culminates annually, on the first Tuesday of August (In Texas, the first Tuesday of October).

NATW’s Executive Director, Matt Peskin introduced National Night Out in 1984.The first National Night Out took place on Tuesday, August 7th 1984. That first year, 2.5 million Americans took part across 400 communities in 23 states.

Here are some photos of the 2013 National Night Out at Wixson Park in Selah Washington:

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The Yakima Valley Community Band played in the park.
Yakima Valley Community Band

Yakima Valley Community Band

Yakima Valley Community Band

Yakima Valley Community Band

Yakima Valley Community Band

Yakima Valley Community Band

Selah Adventures!
A division of Eastern Washington Adventures.

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About Clay Graham

Photojournalist at Selah Sweets / Eastern Washington Adventures - Our mission is to help communities on the east side of the Cascades in Washington State by promoting responsible outdoor recreation, promoting tourism, and community involvement. Our vision is to see Eastern Washington as a destination point to do bring more things to do.
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