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Party launches ‘Night Out’ Tuesday

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Posted: Thursday, October 1, 2009 12:00 pm

By Alicia Lacy

The Cove Herald

A quarter will go a long way Saturday for Copperas Cove's 12th annual National Night Out Kick-Off party. For a quarter each, attendees can buy a hot dog, smash a car, dunk a cop, play small games, buy a raffle ticket for a variety of prizes or enjoy various inflatable slides, a moonwalk and bungee run. Free drinks will be provided by Coca-Cola.

However, due to shortages last year, Lt. Daniel Austin, public information officer for the Copperas Cove Police Department, said this year they will have 800 hot dogs available.

Trey Hooten of Music World will be providing music for the event. Austin said door prizes include basketballs, footballs and mp3 players.

With the help of area civic organizations and businesses, Copperas Cove police host the kick-off party to prepare the community for the annual National Night Out event the following Tuesday.

Copperas Cove opted to host it in October this year. For the second year, many Texas cities will hold their Night Out in October because of the high temperatures in August.

The kick-off party will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday in downtown Copperas Cove along the intersection of Avenue E and Main Street and wrap up at 9 p.m.

Neighborhood block parties will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday night until 9 p.m. Austin said he will accept applications for block parties until 5 p.m. Monday. Registered block parties will receive a special appearance by McGruff the crime dog, Austin, Deputy Police Chief Mike Heintzelman and other officers on duty.

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